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Photostory PERU

Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Nazca - Huaraz - Punta Union / September 2006


Following the Inca trails - Pisac, Sacred Valley
Peru, September 2006


Megalomaniacal and eternal walls of the Inca temples,
shaped with copper hand tools and astonishing accuracy

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Colours of the traditional Peruvian costume

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Never completed Incan metropolis Machu Picchu

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"The Lost City of the Incas"
- the holy city and the residence of Incan nobility, 2,340 m a.s.l.
One of the "New Seven Wonders of the World"

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Religion forbade looking directly at their highest diety - the Sun God (Inti),
one could only observe him in the reflection...

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Vendor of coca rolls and energy treats


Coca seller - wholesale merchant


Remains of pre-Incan culture in the underworld of Chavin

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Best company


A meal on the job


Omnipresent tradition of handweaving
which once served for storing information and was used instead of writing


Flight above pre-Incan "Nazca Lines"

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Santa Cruz Trek, Cordillera Blanca

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A morning view from the tent after a rainy day - revelation which shows promise


Ascent over the pass


Conquered Punta Union, 4750 m a.s.l.


A view on the other side


"The Most Beautiful Mountain in the World"
Alpamayo, 5947 m a.s.l.

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Descent through the Santa Cruz valley


Back in the civilization - Miraflores, Lima

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Before departure from South America



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