MACHU PICCHU 3

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“Pachacutec: Ruler of the Incas from 1438-1471 and the founder of the greatest royal dynasty in Inca history. (Often compared to Alexander the Great.) He launched a building program that created many of the most famous works of Inca architecture, including Machu Picchu and Qoricancha.” From “Turn Right at Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams

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

MACHU PICCHU 2

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During the Spanish Conquest that destroyed much of Cuzco, the fortress city of Machu Picchu was able to lie undetected by the pillagers.

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

MACHU PICCHU

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Hiram Bingham III discovered the glorious Machu Picchu in 1911. Well, discovered it for the outside world. It was known to locals for years.

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

MACHU PICCHU ON THE iPAD

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Long been a dream of mine to visit. Ever since becoming deeply engrossed in all things Celestine Prophetic from James Redfield. While here in the Cusco region, the former center of the Incan empire, I am enjoying reading “Turn Right at Machu Picchu,” by Mark Adams. Follows the trek Hiram Bingham III took in his quest to discover The Lost City of the Incas in 1911, while intermixed with Adams’ own journey to re-trace that same trek. Fantastic to read it and be here at the same time.

18OCT12. Machu Picchu, Peru. (iPAD, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect)