Picture The World Project, Peru

Machu Picchu

Photo by Madhu Shetty of theurgetowander.com

There are many images in my albums, that transport me back to Peru and the wonderful days we spent there last fall. Of the colourful, pensive Quechua women, their lovely rosy cheeked little children, the Ceviches, the stuffed potatoes (!) and the Pisco sours, the amazing Incan architecture of the sacred valley, the streets of Qusco city – the heart of cultural Peru – and many many more!

But as much as all of these are intrinsic parts of Peru’s cultural fabric, I feel it is the magical setting of Machu Picchu that remains the quintessential icon of Peru. Machu Picchu is what we had gone to see, and this view of the Lost City of the Incas.

The faintly visible rays of the morning sun kissing the Incan stonework and the fortuitous presence of a couple of Llamas, are the reasons why I eschewed the classic, postcard view of the Citadel in favour of this one. I hope you like it as much as I do.

I’m going with Bama (harindabama.com) for his more than amazing photos from Indonesia and James (notesplusultra.com) for his wonderful travel vignettes from around the world.

Thank you Madhu for contributing this beauty.  Looking forward to seeing James and Bama’s contributions.

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