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MACHU PICCHU: an alternative angle

By April 15, 2009April 8th, 2018Photography, Travel Journal

I really love this view of Machu Picchu.  So much can be seen.  The close buildings are the edge of the eastern residential sector.  In the far distance are the farming terraces with the farmers’ houses.  The little building all the way at the top is the guard house to the main entrance.  All visitors entered from there.  To the far right is the “quarry” which is suspected to simply be a construction site.  And the group of buildings below is the royal residence.

You can see the clouds were moving off after a few hours of steady early morning rain.  Also the day-tripping crowds hadn’t arrived yet from Cusco.  There are only a few tour groups milling around at this time.  This east residential sector is a particularly peaceful location even during the busiest hours and we spent a lot of time lounging on the stone walls sunning ourselves with the wild Chinchillas.


  • You should advise people that they can see significantly more detail in your photos by opening them in a media viewer and opting to view at 100%. Of course, they won’t be able to get the entire photo on the screen. But, you get two totally different perspectives when you view the entire (shrunken) image vs. the full sized image where you can actually see the details.

    Just a thought.

  • Brian says:

    Good thought. My IE 7 scales the photo to fit in my brower as well as see it at full size. I’ll begin adding instruction.

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