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And here we are - finally - heading into Machu Picchu, the moment we - or at least Lynda and I - have been anxiously waiting for.
|The above three photos may look alike, but they were taken from different spots showing the ruins - as well as the Llamas roaming around the grounds.|
I wanted to show this photo of the steep slopes which had been converted to fields by the ancient Incas. Can you imagine how many may have tripped, fallen, and rolled down the hill eventually rolled off the cliff before the leveling walls were finished? And, considering the narrowness of the fields, I can imagine some people falling down off one of the lower ledges and being unable to stop before the cliff edge.
Of course, that's a small wonder compared to the stone work constructed without modern machinery ... but that's another story to be saved for later on.
That ended our first day's visit to Machu Picchu. We took the bus&train rides back to our hotel in Aguas Calientes.