A view of the city of Cusco situated at 11,000ft in western Peru - Home of the INCA EMPIRE

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The City of Cusco

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Street venders selling fruit in Cusco Typical street scene in Cusco Typical street scene in Cusco Typical street scene in Cusco





















Two peruano kids in a parade Typical street scene in Cusco Main square in Cusco: Plaza de Armas Typical Peruano lady with hat Typical Peruano food - guinie pig











Images from Peru's Sacred Valley and Incaico Sites: "Pisac and Ollantaytambo"


Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo Inca fortress: site of the last
major battle with Spanish Sacred
Valley - Ollantaytambo looking to grain storage ruins Monolithic Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman (a very important Inca site above Cusco): notice the
Jesus statue to the left and Cuzco in the background. This is where Pope John Paul gave a sermon and mass while
visiting Peru. The largest single stone is over 300 tons! The hilltop
ruins at Inca Pisac with plunging gorges on either side - 32km from Cuzco











Agriculture at Pisac in the Sacred Valley - crops are corn, potatoes (of which there are over
2 thousand varieties), etc. Looking back and down to Cusco from a very important Inca
site (Sacsayhuaman) above it - right at sundown. This is where Pope John Paul gave mass while visiting Peru Inca ruins at Pisac - notice the terraced slopes in the
background View of the Inca ruins at Ollanntaytambo in the Sacred
Valley at dusk




















Pisac market Looking down from the Ollantaytambo ruins to a local bull
fight Sacred Valley -
Ollantaytambo looking to grain storage ruins across the valley which holds the old town Llama and old man


















Images from Peru's Sacred Valley: "Tambo Machay and Puca Pucara


Tambo Machi ruins - - beautiful ceremonial stone bath
site channeling water through fountains. Tambo Machay ruins Tambo Machay ruins Puca Pucara ruins - commanding structure looking down on the
Cuzco valley - name literally means RED FORT - probably a hunting lodge or guard post composed of residential chambers
and storerooms











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