122 - 9th April 2006 - Maccu Piccu - Day 1


Ruins as seen from the train


The train to Maccu Piccu town - Formerly and better known as Aguas Calientes


The church in the middle of Maccu Piccu town


The river running through the town


Llama at Maccu Piccu


The famous ruins of Maccu Piccu - Waynapiccu is the mountain in the back


The mist closing in around the Andes


The Inca Bridge - They used to lift up the planks and use the gap as a kind of drawbridge - This is one of only two routes into Maccu Piccu - The other is the Inca trail


Pip at Maccu Piccu - Chris was still on the Inca trail at this point


The terraces - The buildings in the background had been restored to show the site as it would have been


Birdlife of Maccu Piccu


Llamas are free to roam the site - They act as free lawnmowers


The condor temple - The incas had three sacred animals - The condor, The Puma, and the Snake. They correspond to the Air, Ground, and Underworld


Red legged millipede


Llamas on the main plaza


Walking through the old town


Maccu Piccu as seen from Wayna Piccu - Maccu Piccu means Old Maountain - Wayna Piccu means Young Mountain


Sarah on the way down from Wayna Piccu


Steep steps


Like a mini Inca Trail but probably steeper


One of the restored buildings


Stone at the gate of Wayna Piccu