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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