Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Peak Powers

PHOTOGRAPHER'S JOURNAL ("Why Here?" part 8):   BIngham also came to believe that what he had found was not only the last refuge of the Incas but also the holiest place of their origins, the site where Manco C├ípac, first ruler of the Inca nation was born from the union of the sun and the moon. Bingham identified temples and monuments at all corners of the city that, even today, are tuned to the solstice and the equinox and other celestial events. Stonemasons set their stones, we are told, to mark astral passages by annually rendering light and shadow harmonies of the rhythms that govern life.