Peru Places, May 12-17, 2019

--Lima--


Tour of Lima

 


Art Museum

 


Palace of Justice

 


Central Square

 


Church and Pigeons

 


Former Train Station, now a house of Peru literature?

 


Cathedral

 


Wall Art

 


Seaside Park

 


Ocean Pier where group had dinner

 

--Cuzco (spelled Cusco in Spanish)--


Column in front of Airport (middle of town)

 


Museum of the Inca (has extensive collection of artifacts)

 


Well-constructed Inca stone wall (no mortar)

 


Spanish addition on top of Inca stone wall

 


Our Cuzco and Machu Picchu Tour Guide (going to be married)

 


Cuzco city from the back of church

 


Plant on church grounds

 


Other plant on church grounds

 


Trumpet Flower elsewhere

 


The Inca representation of the Milky Way

 


Explanation of the the astronomy artwork

 


Narrow Inca walkway (Cuzco was the capital of the Inca rulers)

 


Plaza Des Armas is the center of the town

 


Plaza from a different angle

 


Cathedral on the Plaza

 


School children holiday parade

 


Dignitary speeches

 


White statue of Jesus overlooks the town from the hill

 

--Sacred Valley (between Cuzco and Machu Picchu)--


Holiday evening school children parade

 


Ollantaytambo (Train Stop for Machu Picchu)

 


Major ruins nearby

 


Peak towering over the settlement

 


Shane and Anne

 


View of town

 


More ruins

 


Living over a cliff?

 


Snow angel up on the mountain

 


Waterfall

 


Terraced Hill Slope for Crops

 


Alpacas

 


Guanacos?

 


Llamas

 


Baby llama?

 


Vicunas

 


Andean Condors

 

--Machu Picchu--


Peru Rail engine takes train to Machu Picchu

 


Looking back at the train along the Urabamba River

 


Welcome Monument

 


Train car invader

 


...finds new friend

 


Entering the former settlement, abandoned when Spanish came in 1500s

 


Rediscovered in 1911, there are many tourists here

 


Spectacular town setting, designed for defense

 


A separation door used to be in this opening

 


Rooms with a river view of he Urabamba River

 


We survived the climb up the hill!