Peru and the Inca Trail: Saqsaywaman

Above Cusco is the ancient Inca site of Saqsaywaman, reached via set of steep (but not as steep as on the trail) from Cusco.

The Climb to Saqsaywaman
The Stairs to Saqsaywaman

Also know as Saqsaywaman, Sacsayhuamán, Sacsayhuaman, Sacsahuaman, Saxahuaman, Saksaywaman, Sasawaman, Saksawaman, Sacsahuayman, Sasaywaman[3] or Saksaq Waman according to Wiki.

The site is not far from the Cristo Blanco, a white statue of Christ which looks down over Cusco.

Cristo Blanco

The above is sadly the last (for now I hope) image taken with my Tamron 18-200 which stopped working from this point meaning every other shot was taken with a 24mm Canon Prime.

Cloud shadow over Cusco from Saqsaywaman
Cloud shadow over Cusco from Saqsaywaman
Saqsaywaman Snake Walls
The Walls of Saqsaywaman supposedly shaped like lightening

The stratigraphy of the rock would probably mean more to me if I new more about geogology, it is certainly at a right angle to the current ground and polishes nicely for fun sliding up and down.



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