Thursday, 29 October 2009

Ollantaytambo


Ollantaytambo was the royal state of the Inca Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built a town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the spanish conquest this place served as a stronghold for the Inca resistance.
The site is located at an altitude of 2.972 meters in southern Peru.

12 comments:

Jacob said...

Well, you've impressed the hell out of me! These could be a National Geographic spread! Wow. What a place! Superb photography.

ruma2008 said...

The slope of the far-off mountain shows how here is located in the high place.

This is grand journey.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

That second picture does give a wonderful perspective of the place Jose. What a magnificent structure. Amazing that they still stand after all these years.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

JM, we have been here also. You have captured the essence of it well. It has survived in tact for so long, despite being in an earthquake area, because the incas built their stone structures with interlocking joints. An even more amazing feat is that the stones of some their buildings and walls did not come from the local site, but were hauled up the mountain.

Cezar and Léia said...

É um lugar maravilhoso!Mas confesso que eu não encarava...o Cezar ama tudo isso!Ele ama lugares diferentes e exoticos.O maximo que eu cheguei perto foi nossa viagem pra Sibéria.
Eu gosto de hotel que tenha pelo menos meu secador de cabelos!Okay, eu sou mesmo uma chata! LOL

*** Acho que numa altitude como esta fica difícil respirar , você andou muito por lá?Bem vejo, que foi bem preparado fisicamente!

Fotos incríveis!

Léia

exposemaximum said...

so now you are in Peru :) have u been to Manchu Pinchu ?

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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Loved the framed shot in the first pic... Interesting as usual... :)
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Peter said...

Yes, I remember Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo.... All in one day, sweating, but so wonderful!

cieldequimper said...

Jacob's been here before me with the NG comment. ;-) This is one of the places in this wide world I would really like to see before I die.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

i really like the first and fourth image best. Great shots and I really loved my time at Ollantaytambo and all of Peru. Peru is a special place. you do have to be able to handle high altitudes

uncleawang said...

What a lovely place to visit!!.
Thanks.