Andrew home Photo gallery Peru, 2004:
Cuzco & countryside
(Part II)

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This panoramic view of Machu Picchu, and the winding road leading up to it, is from the mountain peak on the north side. Compare it to THIS ONE.

Llama at Machu Picchu

In the middle of the ruins at Machu Picchu, there is a beautiful garden full of orchids and other exotic flowers.

Aguascalientes, the town at the bottom of the river valley below Machu Picchu. The train is literally the only way out of town, and sometimes the line is closed because of mudslides.

The fertile Urubamba River valley, as seen from the train heading back toward Cuzco. If economic policy in Peru were remotely rational, there would be no incentive for people to abandon life here and move to the deserts around Lima.

Lush farm fields near Chinchero, in the upland area west of Cuzco. We got off the train from Machu Piccu at Ollantaytambo, where the road ends, and took a bus for the last half of the journey.

Cuzco cathedral, on the main plaza.

Sacsayhuaman, an ancient holy site of the Inca Empire, on the heights above Cuzco.