Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is a city located high in the Andes Mountains in modern Peru. It lies 43 miles northwest of Cuzco at the top of a ridge, hiding it from the Urabamba gorge below. Most of the structures are built of granite blocks cut with bronze or stone tools, and smoothed with sand. The blocks fit together perfectly without mortar, although none of the blocks are the same size and have many faces; some have as many as 30 corners. The joints are so tight that even the thinnest of knife blades
peru 731  Inca Shulls on display in a Peruvian home near Machi Picchu. peru 650  Cusco, Peru the capital of the Inca Empire.  It is on the way to Machu Picchu. peru 653  A couple of Alpalca near Cusco. peru 651  A farm field near Cusco and the cloud covered Andes Mountains.
peru 654  Local woman selling food and arts and crafts near Ollantaytambo. The train station in Ollantaytambo is where you board the train to Machu Picchu. peru 673  Local woman selling food and arts and crafts near Ollantaytambo. The train station in Ollantaytambo is where you board the train to Machu Picchu. peru 669  Local women selling food and arts and crafts on the way to Ollantaytambo. peru 729  Guinea pig: It's what's for dinner in Peru. Many homes keep Guinea pigs in their home and select at random for cooking.
peru 690  A stop over at the hotel to rest before going to Machu Picchu the next day. peru 688  Bob and Gloria at the hotel. peru 707  Jim Shaffner near a couple of Alpalca at our hotel. peru 734  Railroad tracks next to the Urubamba River.  The train runs between Ollantaytambo and  Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
peru 745  Railroad tracks next to the Urubamba River.  The train runs between Ollantaytambo and  Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes peru 876  Marie Garcia Shaffner arriving at Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes onthe way to Machi Picchu above the city. peru 732  The train arrives at Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes at the base of the Machu Picchu ruin. peru 763 tonemapped  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire.
peru 765 tonemapped  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. machu picchu1  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. peru 814  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. peru 775  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire.
peru 796  Begonia growing from a stone wall at machu Picchu. peru 803  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. peru 795  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire. peru 778  The great ruin of Machu Picchu at almost 8000 feet above sea level.  It was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire.
peru 855  Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes, Peru at the base of the Machi Picchu ruin.  The Urubamba River flows through the center of town peru 911  Guinea pig: It's what's for dinner in Peru. Many homes keep Guinea pigs in their home and select at random for cooking. peru 934  A view of the Andes from a farm near Cusco.