Wednesday, 24 March 2010

The Pisaq Ruins

Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba River Valley), Peru

8 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Never heard of that one, shame on me!
God bless you!
Cezar

Jacob said...

A friend of ours is going to travel to Machu Picchu in the near future. She's 73 but a long-distance runner. Her husband is from South America, I believe. I think she's a little nuts! ;-)

Are these ruins in the same general area?

And did the elevation bother you at all?

James said...

You are very fortunate to have traveled to so manu amazing places. I feel fortunate that you brought a camera. This is great!

Per Stromsjo said...

The shadows in the second photo are very effective. They add perspective and make the image interesting.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

It seems such a pity that these places are now ruins. They stood for so many centuries it seems a waste to let them go now.

JM said...

Jacob, both Pisaq and Machu Picchu are located in southeastern Peru.
Pisaq is 1971m (9750 feet) above sea level. I start having problems at around 3500m...

Joan, all Inca sites are in ruins because the spanish destroyed them all in the 16th century...

Pooch Morning Glory said...

JM

im very drawn to ruins. would love to visit these.
glad you enjoyed the photography site. my daughters boyfriend just got 4 of his pics from vietnam featured in a local gallery. hes pretty excited about it. gorgeous pics too.

~laura x

Peter said...

You obviously made the total of the Sacred Valley! Good!! There is not only Machu Picchu!