ON THE WAY TO OLLANTAYTAMBO

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ImageWe took a taxi from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and one stretch was so stunning, the taxi driver hearing my gasps, asked if I’d like him to pull over for a bit. “Yes, please!”

Pictures: 17OCT12. Cusco, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)

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CUSCO (Former Inca Empire)

Plaza de Armas
Plaza de Armas
La Catedral De Cuzco
La Catedral De Cuzco
The Statue of Cristo Blanco (White Christ)
The Statue of Cristo Blanco (White Christ)

Built in 1945 by Christian Palestinians who were seeking refuge in Cuzco. This is their gift of gratitude to the town of Cuzco.

Cuzco Before a Rainstorm
Cuzco Before a Rainstorm
Tucked Away in a Courtyard off of Calle Marques
Tucked Away in a Courtyard off of Calle Marques
View of Cuzco from Qoricancha
View of Cuzco from Qoricancha

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All pictures taken: OCT12. Cusco, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)

CUZCO GRAFFITI 4

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Reminiscent of Lik Mi’s pasties in Bogota! I looked up “Chuncho” and basically at the time of the Spanish conquest, The Chuncho people lived in the forest east of Cuzco in communal housing and survived mostly through hunting. I don’t know what this piece represents, but I find it interesting to see the word “chuncho.” Artist unknown. 20OCT12. Cuzco, Peru. (iPAD, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect.)

CUZCO GRAFFITI 3

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Literally translated from European Spanish, this means “Forbid Urinating Death Penalty.” I have no idea what this could mean culturally or politically. Artist unknown. 20OCT12. Cuzco, Peru. (iPAD, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect)

LA CATEDRAL DEL CUZCO

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The most important religious monument in the Plaza de Armas in Cuzco, Peru. Its photo was taken from a cafe balcony overlooking the square. Parts of this magnificent cathedral were begun in 1539. Completion occurred around 1664.
19OCT12. Cuzco, Peru. (iPAD, Instagram Sutro Aspect)