Machu Picchu a Photo Story

Plaza in the heart if Cusco, the city at the base of Machu Picchu

Plaza in the heart if Cusco, the city at the base of Machu Picchu

The famous twelve-angled stone. Each stone is hand shaped to lock perfectly with one another and make this wall

The famous twelve-angled stone. Each stone is hand shaped to lock perfectly with one another and make this wall

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As a continuation of last month's found photos, I thought I would share some of my favorite Machu Picchu pics. The fact that I got to visit this world heritage sight was a great fortune. When I arrived in Peru in January 2010, the mountain regions were experiencing significant precipitation and thus flooding and landslides. So much so that Machu Picchu was closed to tourists... that is until early April just a week or so before I was set to return to the States. Immediately I booked a tour and made my way to the city of Cusco.

Ancient ruins

Ancient ruins

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Climbing the verdant mountains

Climbing the verdant mountains

And finally atop Machu Picchu making friends

And finally atop Machu Picchu making friends

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The Sun Temple form above

The Sun Temple form above

And from below

And from below

The ruins were stunning

The ruins were stunning

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And an aerial view of Machu Picchu from taller Wayna Picchu after a long hike

And an aerial view of Machu Picchu from taller Wayna Picchu after a long hike

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