Peru 2011
 

Peru 2011

Los Perros

2012-01-05 19:58

Los Perros
Cusco, Peru

Los Perros

Los Perros

2012-01-05 20:16

Los Perros
Cusco, Peru

Los Perros

Los Perros

2012-01-06 15:18

Los Perros
Cusco, Peru

Los Perros

Cicciolina

2012-01-02 19:48

Cicciolina
Cusco, Peru

Cicciolina

Cicciolina

2012-01-02 19:52

Cicciolina
Cusco, Peru

Cicciolina

Cicciolina

2012-01-02 20:34

Cicciolina
Cusco, Peru

Cicciolina

A Hill With a Cross

2012-01-15 13:40

Chivay
Chivay, Peru

Chivay

Yura

2012-01-15 17:45

Yura
Yura, Peru

Yura

Yura

2012-01-15 17:48

Yura
Yura, Peru

Yura

Yura

2012-01-15 17:50

Yura
Yura, Peru

Yura

A "planning stone". Miniature terraces have been carved into the stone, which was used as a three-dimensional map of part of the valley when deciding "who would do what farming where".

A "planning stone". Miniature terraces have been carved into the stone, which was used as a three-dimensional map of part of the valley when deciding "who would do what farming where".

Madrigal Terraces

2012-01-15 11:34

Madrigal Terraces
Madrigal, Peru

Madrigal Terraces

Altiplano

2012-01-15 06:05

Altiplano
Altiplano, Peru

Altiplano

Altiplano

2012-01-15 06:00

Altiplano
Altiplano, Peru

Altiplano

Altiplano

2012-01-15 06:03

Altiplano
Altiplano, Peru

Altiplano

Altiplano

2012-01-15 06:04

Altiplano
Altiplano, Peru

Altiplano

The White City

2012-01-14 11:04

Arequipa
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa

The White City

2012-01-14 12:44

Arequipa
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa

The White City

2012-01-14 13:00

Arequipa
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa

The White City

2012-01-14 13:45

Arequipa
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa

The White City

2012-01-14 13:53

Arequipa
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa

The White City

2012-01-14 14:56

Arequipa
Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa

Uros

2012-01-12 08:12

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:29

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:37

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:40

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:42

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:43

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:51

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Uros

2012-01-12 08:53

Uros Islands
Puno, Peru

Uros Islands

Arriving in Puno

2012-01-11 18:10

Puno
Puno, Peru

Puno

Arriving in Puno

2012-01-11 18:16

Puno
Puno, Peru

Puno

Arriving in Puno

2012-01-11 18:28

Puno
Puno, Peru

Puno

These "ant skyscrapers" are entrances to an ant colony.

These "ant skyscrapers" are entrances to an ant colony.

First Hike

2012-01-08 15:14

Near Felipe's Lodge
Manu National Park, Peru

Near Felipe's Lodge, Peruvian Amazon 2011

The trail. This is what it looks like.

The trail. This is what it looks like.

First Hike

2012-01-08 15:53

Near Felipe's Lodge
Manu National Park, Peru

Near Felipe's Lodge, Peruvian Amazon 2011

The base of a Ceiba pentandra tree, one of the jungle's giants.

The base of a Ceiba pentandra[a] tree, one of the jungle's giants.

First Hike

2012-01-08 16:30

Near Felipe's Lodge
Manu National Park, Peru

Near Felipe's Lodge, Peruvian Amazon 2011

It is a metal bridge (27.50 meters) built on the Paucartambo river in 1981 (during the administration of Mayor Leonard Luisa Figueroa). It is located a hundred yards downstream of the Carlos III bridge. Named after the benefactor Sven Ericsson Liquet. Es un puente metálico (27.50 metros lineales) construido sobre el rio Paucartamboen 1981 (durante la gestión de la alcaldesa Luisa Figueroa de Leonard). Estáubicado, rio abajo, a cien metros del puente Carlos III. Lleva el nombre del benefactor Sven Ericsson Liquet. "7. Evolucion Historica", chapter from unknown book, p. 24

It is a metal bridge (27.50 meters) built on the Paucartambo river in 1981 (during the administration of Mayor Leonard Luisa Figueroa). It is located a hundred yards downstream of the Carlos III bridge. Named after the benefactor Sven Ericsson Liquet.

Es un puente metálico (27.50 metros lineales) construido sobre el rio Paucartamboen 1981 (durante la gestión de la alcaldesa Luisa Figueroa de Leonard). Estáubicado, rio abajo, a cien metros del puente Carlos III. Lleva el nombre del benefactor Sven Ericsson Liquet.

"7. Evolucion Historica", chapter from unknown book, p. 24[b]

Manu National Park

2012-01-07 09:11

Manu National Park Entrance
Manu National Park, Peru
Sven Ericsson Bridge
Paucartambo, Peru

Manu National Park Entrance, Peruvian Amazon 2011, Sven Ericsson Bridge

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 10:46

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 10:47

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 11:08

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 11:13

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 11:15

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 11:18

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

Maras Salt Ponds

2012-01-06 11:21

Salt Ponds
Maras, Peru

Salt Ponds

The stern face of Wiracochan or Tunupa on the mountain Pinkuylluna overlooks Ollantaytambo.

The stern face of Wiracochan or Tunupa on the mountain Pinkuylluna overlooks Ollantaytambo.

Ollantaytambo

2012-01-05 14:33

Ollantaytambo Ruins
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

The Inca face seen in profile on the side of Pinkuylluna was partly man-made and used for solar observations.

The Inca face seen in profile on the side of Pinkuylluna was partly man-made and used for solar observations.

Ollantaytambo

2012-01-05 14:47

Ollantaytambo Ruins
Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo Ruins

We ♥ School 721

2012-01-05 13:31

Calca
Calca, Peru

Calca

Pisac Garden

2012-01-05 11:55

Pisac
Pisac, Peru

Pisac

Pisac Ruins

2012-01-05 11:03

Pisac Ruins
Pisac, Peru

Pisac Ruins

Pisac Ruins

2012-01-05 11:14

Pisac Ruins
Pisac, Peru

Pisac Ruins

Pisac Ruins

2012-01-05 11:19

Pisac Ruins
Pisac, Peru

Pisac Ruins

Pisac Ruins

2012-01-05 11:20

Pisac Ruins
Pisac, Peru

Pisac Ruins

Close-up of the edge between two blocks of stone used to build Sacsayhuamán. Besides a little bit of sand, the fit is perfect.

Close-up of the edge between two blocks of stone used to build Sacsayhuamán. Besides a little bit of sand, the fit is perfect.

Sacsayhuamán

2012-01-03 16:32

Sacsayhuamán
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Archaeological Sites, Sacsayhuamán

This VR bubble was shot hand-held. Looking down the valley one can just about see the stone structures of Tambomachay on the south (right) side of the valley.

This VR bubble was shot hand-held. Looking down the valley one can just about see the stone structures of Tambomachay on the south (right) side of the valley.

Tambomachay

2012-01-03 13:51

Tambomachay
Cusco, Peru

Cusco Archaeological Sites, Tambomachay, VR

La Merced

2012-01-02 17:39

La Merced
Cusco, Peru

La Merced

La Merced

2012-01-02 17:40

La Merced
Cusco, Peru

La Merced

Larcomar

2012-01-01 16:14

Larcomar
Lima, Peru

Larcomar

Larcomar

2012-01-01 18:34

Larcomar
Lima, Peru

Larcomar

Larcomar

2012-01-01 20:07

Larcomar
Lima, Peru

Larcomar

Barranco Flowers

2011-12-31 17:22

Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco

Barranco Flowers

2011-12-31 17:32

Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco

Barranco Flowers

2011-12-31 17:42

Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco

The "Pacha Mamma" mentioned at the bottom is Pachamama, the life-giving all-mother that appears in many South American belief systems; in which she is a counterpoint to the "Creator God". When the Catholics came, this setup was mapped onto the Virgin Mary as Pachamama and the Christian God as the creator God. Already one can note the conspicuous absence of one Christian figure in this setup: Jesus. It was in fact quite surprising to me how big a part Mary plays in everyday faith in Peru. There are festivals to the Holy Virgin and she appears in many shapes in churches and cathedrals, often more prominently than Jesus. Perhaps this is the old goddess Pachamama elbowing others out of her way to stand, front and center, in a new shape, on the new stage afforded her by Christianity when the prominence given to her was, intentionally or unintentionally, transferred to Mary?

The "Pacha Mamma" mentioned at the bottom is Pachamama, the life-giving all-mother that appears in many South American belief systems; in which she is a counterpoint to the "Creator God". When the Catholics came, this setup was mapped onto the Virgin Mary as Pachamama and the Christian God as the creator God. Already one can note the conspicuous absence of one Christian figure in this setup: Jesus. It was in fact quite surprising to me how big a part Mary plays in everyday faith in Peru. There are festivals to the Holy Virgin and she appears in many shapes in churches and cathedrals, often more prominently than Jesus. Perhaps this is the old goddess Pachamama elbowing others out of her way to stand, front and center, in a new shape, on the new stage afforded her by Christianity when the prominence given to her was, intentionally or unintentionally, transferred to Mary?

Lima Street Art

2011-12-31 13:02

Lima
Lima, Peru
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
Plaza San Martin
Lima, Peru
Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco, Lima, Miraflores, Plaza San Martin, Street Art

Not what I'd consider "great art", but the message here - "Water, Yes - Mine, No" - is a very current issue in Peru. It is about a prospected gold mine in northern Peru. The method of extraction used is cyanide leaching - basically, the ground up rock is washed in cyanide which washes out the gold. This method comes with the risk of accidents and cyanide spills.

Not what I'd consider "great art", but the message here - "Water, Yes - Mine, No" - is a very current issue in Peru. It is about a prospected gold mine in northern Peru. The method of extraction used is cyanide leaching[c] - basically, the ground up rock is washed in cyanide which washes out the gold. This method comes with the risk of accidents and cyanide spills[d].

Lima Street Art

2011-12-31 13:05

Lima
Lima, Peru
Miraflores
Lima, Peru
Plaza San Martin
Lima, Peru
Barranco
Lima, Peru

Barranco, Lima, Miraflores, Plaza San Martin, Street Art

The inner courtyard and staircase of the hotel. Like many places in Miraflores (the name literally meaning "see the flowers"), it is almost covered in bright flowers.

The inner courtyard and staircase of the hotel. Like many places in Miraflores (the name literally meaning "see the flowers"), it is almost covered in bright flowers.

Hospedaje San Antonio

2011-12-30 09:57

Hospedaje San Antonio
Lima, Peru

Hospedaje San Antonio

This was the view from the room I stayed in. I tried some selective color on this image to make the pink walls stand out (yes, they are really pink in reality).

This was the view from the room I stayed in. I tried some selective color on this image to make the pink walls stand out (yes, they are really pink in reality).

Hospedaje San Antonio

2011-12-28 18:27

Hospedaje San Antonio
Lima, Peru

Hospedaje San Antonio