119 - 5th April 2006 - Sacsaywaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo


The Cathedral in Cuzco


looking arty


Cathedral on the Plaza des Armes


Spanish built in 1500s


Fountain in the middle of the Plaza des Armes


At the bottom of Avenida de Sol in Cuzco


the other side, you could walk behind the water as well


statue of inka leader


Cuzco


and the other side


Bhanu, Catherine, Trish and Jamie enjoying a meal at Cicciloni's


Sarah and Kin


Trish, Jamie, Sharon, Ben and Winnie


Dried chilli's


Ben enjoying his sandwich


Saqsaywaman ruins just outside Cuzco


Inca royal style without mortor


saqsaywaman ruins


close up


Winnie in the trapezium doorway


the ruins


they were very large


unfinished though, as the Spanish came


so the inka people had to flee


local with Llama


the river follows the road to Pisac


Pisac


From the top of the Pisac ruins


The cities were built on the side of the mountains for protection


and good views


this is where the agricultural people would live, on the outskirts


water was essential for living and so channels are found in all inca ruin sites


this is the cemetary, not underground, but on the side of a mountain, the bodies were mummified of sorts and placed in the foetal position before being wrapped in blankets and sealed into the mountain side


the terraces


the old town


with the view again


so clever


bird's eye view


not sure why the road was so windy though....


always trapeziums


we climbed up the mountain


the ruins at Pisac includes what is thought to be a sun temple


as well as the town


this was probably used by the priests


when they weren't worshipping the sun


The imperial style with perfectly shaped blocks and no mortar was reserved for the most important buildings