For this week’s theme Ailsa at ‘Where’s my Backpack’ chose walls. This is a perfect theme for me as the Cusco area is full of old ruins and walls, so the following is a collection of photos from different sights around Cusco.
Andenes Zurite is a large complex of terraces just 10 min down the road from Huarocondo, the site is currently being used by the Peruvian Government (dept. of agriculture I believe). These terraces are still farmed and during the week you can buy fresh cheese.
Chinchero is a fairly well visited location as it is on most Sacred Valley tours, unfortunately most of the tour companies go straight to the church and never take the tourists to the ruins that are to the left of the Church.
Another sight that is seldom visited is Killarumiyoq, this sight offers some interesting sights that include some Petroglyphs by a cave, as well as the moon stone, which is a large rock with a stepped half-moon cutout.
I think anyone that has visited Machu Picchu has seen the “Temple of the Sun”; this amazing wall is perfectly fit to the rock it sits on.
Another rarely seen sight is Pikillaqta; this pre-Inca site is thought to be a fortress of some kind with this defensive type wall almost completely surrounding the main sight.
Tarawasi is located to the West of Cusco and is another seldom visited location, while the size of the sight is not as grand as some of the others; it still contains some excellent examples of Inca masonry.
Tipon is another sight in the Southern valley; this is a large site consisting mostly of terraces and still has some fountains that run year round.
I hope everyone enjoyed my contribution to walls, to check out Ailsa’s pictures at ‘Where’s my Backpack’ click on the link below