Thursday, July 5, 2012

Huayna Picchu at Sunset

PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL: (part 2 of 4) The Intihuatana catches the full arc of the sun from its small hill on the west side of the city which is anchored to, seems almost to grow from, the hard granite ridge that runs between Huayna Picchu ("Young Peak") and Machu Picchu ("Old Peak"). Huayna Picchu (shown here) rises like a tusk from the valley floor where the Urubamba River makes a tight loop around its base. The topography forces all access to come from the south with Huayna Picchu's familiar profile at the back of the Inca city of stone and an indivisible part of the architectural whole. ...

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