7 Days in Peru: Day 4: Machu Picchu
And the more you look at the details, the more your mind is blown how simple Incans without modern technology created such a majestic place on the top of a steep mountain.
We’re not the typical jumping picture types, but it was Machu Picchu for crying out loud!
Seriously, this was carved out of existing rock and turned into a two-story home. Who just does that?
I’m happy to report I got my fear of heights out of my system at Pisac, and did pretty well with the steep drop-offs. The tiered agricultural gardens certainly helped. The breathtaking views did too!
This was a map of the area carved into stone. You can see Huayna Picchu on the left carved in the left side of the stone. Can you even imagine what modern engineering marvels we could have today if they weren’t conquered and forced to assimilate to Spanish culture?
My favorite engineer was as giddy as could be inspecting all the elements and learning about hypothesizes of how things were made.
Machu Picchu has its own passport stamp- one we made sure to get as our souvenir on the way out, and one we put on the first page, as a wonder we don’t ever want to forget.
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Beautiful photos! We are planning a trip to Peru for next spring. Your posts are going to help us so much! I’m curious to know what camera you used to take all these gorgeous photos. Thanks!
Hi Debbie- thanks so much for your kind words! I’m so excited for you, Peru is one of the most amazing places we’ve ever been!
So at the time we had a Canon Rebel iii, but we had a nicer zoom lens that made a big difference for us! That great canon 2.4 zoom lens plus the DSLR were perfect for getting every angle!
Bing a nature lover Machu Picchu Peru is one of my favourite places. I have been there for many times sometimes with my family or sometimes with my friends. I am a big fan of this region it represents fabulous scenes of natural beauty. Its major attractions are Hugh peaky mountains, lakes, rivers, forests and historical Ruins. We had great time there. If you are standing on a high mountain then surrounding will represent an awesome and breathe taking view. Have you ever experienced that? Now I have plan my next trip to bus san francisco to san diego with my wife in search of another fabulous place.
Wow so breathtaking, thanks for sharing these pictures!
My friends went here last year and now I am so jealous I didn't go with them. Glad you conquered your fear of heights – the pictures are gorgeous!
Wonderful pictures! I would love to be able to take pics at Machu Picchu one day!
Those mountains are just breathtaking.
Oh this is sooo great!!!! That's soo cool the number 1bucket list item!!!! And yes the heights where hi!! Glad you overcame your fear!!!
Machu Picchu is beautiful from what I've seen! I love your photos and always enjoy them 🙂
Wow, amazing pictures! It most of them, it just looks like you and your hubby are there. However, I was amazed to see that large crowd descending the steps! That's a lot of people!
It's so dreamy! My husband went awhile back and took some amazing sunrise photos.