Wednesday, July 4, 2012

detail 2, City with Intihuatana

PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: (part 1 of 4) Machu Picchu, the city, emerges from the mountains' rock much as Michelangelo's Bound Slaves emerge from marble, mind rising live from cold stone, the secrets of its form preexisting within the unformed mass.  What sixth sense enabled the Inca builders to probe the earth to the mountain's core as they balanced stones that have remained unshakable amid quakes for 500 years? At the top of the city is the Intihuatana (shown here on left with tourists), the so called, "hitching post of the sun,"  that allowed the Inca's to remain tuned to the winter solstice and the movement of the spheres. ...

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