Boy am I having fun weeding through all the photos that I took. I am trying to choose very carefully, but it could take a few blog posts to get through the ones that I want to show you. I hope you don't mind?
On our second day in Cusco, we visited Saqsaywaman. It is just on the outskirts of Cusco and in Incan time served as a fortress. You can read more about it by clicking here.
Here we are! We arrived at Saqsaywaman. That is my hubs, he was so good throughout the trip posing for photos whenever I asked.
This is what you see when you first walk onto the grounds. These beautiful large carved rocks placed with the utmost precision and very little mortar. The next photo really will give you perspective on the scale of these rocks.
Here is Rosa (our friend and guide) standing by the wall. She had indicated that some of the rocks were placed intentionally like the three in this photo. It looks like a Llama. She is pointing at the head, then it goes down to the left which is the neck and then down to the body. But what amazes me the most is that these stones weighed TONS and the men would move them using ropes, ramps, and rocks. There was no machinery like we have today. The precision is just unreal.
Here we are, myself, my daughter, and the hubs... yes there is a little child there to the left of me but the child is not mine... I can assure you of that. LOL! Anyway, we are standing near an entry way. The Incan doorways were typically fashioned in this manner.
This is looking back on the city of Cusco.
My family in front of these huge walls.
A view of the massive wall. If you look close enough they are perfectly staggered.
Here we are across from the massive wall. You can see how it is staggered a little more clearly here. We are also up a little higher.
On the other side of the previous photo is this natural rock slide. The last time I was there, in 2008, I actually did slide down this. This time I took a pass and so did everyone else. So the people in this photo are others that we don't know.
Here we are after coming through a dark, dark tunnel. It was very narrow and literally pitch black. You had to feel your way through and listen whoever was in front of you. Plus, there was low head room. You had to be crouched over so you didn't smack your head on the rock above you.
Fun, but if you are claustrophobic, this is definitely not for you.
Stay tuned for more photos... Machu Picchu, textiles, and much more coming up!
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Until Next Time...