30NOV13. Wynwood, Miami Beach, FL.
“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)
The remains of a great Pyramid (a Step Pyramid that had no vaults inside, just a solid structure) in the Miraflores district of Lima, built during the period of 200-900 A.D. It sits surrounded by Lima’s modern commerce. The whole place served as a ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of Lima culture.
All pictures taken: 14OCT12. Lima, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)
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.)