So…Peru…

9 Oct

…is frickin’ amazing!

Moray, Peru

Moray, Peru

I went there with one focus: Machu Picchu. But turns out there is an incredibly rich culture beyond that one site… and extensive ruins from other towns, settlements, religious sites, etc throughout the country. 😉

This image is of Moray, one of many incredible sites throughout the Sacred Valley.  It is hypothesized to be a…well…greenhouse of sorts.  The terraces range drastically in temperature from top to bottom, and the surrounding hills protect the crops from wind and extreme weather.

Furthermore, as a little side tidbit from our guide that day, all sites are well planned and designed before they are constructed.  Not only does each site involve significant engineering (drainage, retaining walls, etc), but they are patterned after signifcant icons or ideas within the Incan belief system.  In this case, the site is believed to be constructed in a design honoring the notions of fertility, growth and bounty.

In other words… I ❤ Peru. 🙂

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9 Responses to “So…Peru…”

  1. bulldog October 9, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

    This is amazing… lovely share…

    • seeingspotsphoto October 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks! I ended up getting food poisoning on the trip, which stunk, but the rest of the trip was amazing! Lots of incredible views like this. I definitely intend to go back!

  2. Trapper Gale October 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    I enjoyed this – great photo and captivating background.

    • seeingspotsphoto October 9, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Thanks! It was really fascinating to learn about the rich Incan culture. I enjoyed learning about it, and definitely loved the country and people.

  3. spiderpaw October 9, 2013 at 4:11 pm #

    I love this.

    • seeingspotsphoto October 9, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      Thanks! Hopefully I’ll get a few more images from Peru processed soon to share. Then everyone will put it on their bucket list! haha

  4. eric0704 October 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    I also made a trip to Peru last year and loved it! so much to see… great picture! you should check out the Huacachina oasis if you get a chance 🙂

    • seeingspotsphoto October 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

      I’ll have to put that on the to-do list for my next trip!! Thank you for the tip. 🙂

  5. Noeline Smith October 10, 2013 at 8:13 am #

    Machu Picchu is so well known it seems to ‘summarise’ Peru so it’s great to see some more of this incredible country.

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