Machu Picchu colour.
Occasional plantings provide colour on the site.
Lots of stone and terraces.
Getting from room to room inside one of the structures in Machu Picchu.
Each individual block is shaped to fit precisely. There is no mortar holding them in place.
Quite remarkable as the Incas used no draft animals, iron tools, or wheels.
On the tip of the rock are terraces and buildings for storing grain.
One can sign up to take the trail to the top. A limited number of people per day get to do this. (Although too small to see in this small format, there are people up there.) There is no chairlift.
We took a pass.
Imagine living in this place.
Shortly after entering Machu Picchu one is greeted with this scene.
Impossible not to continue to explore.
We are a long way above the river in the valley.
Machu Picchu is almost on the top of the world.
Books have been published. Articles written. This place is worth the trip.
This photograph has been made a million times by others.
To resist making one for myself was futile!