Thursday, November 15, 2007

The Complete Photos: Peru

I've begun the long process of uploading all the photos we took on our trip to Flickr. If you have a lot of time on your hands, and if you'd like to check out every photo we took in Peru, they are now online here:

RTW: Peru

This is probably just the first entry in a series, so check back and I'll keep adding new posts as I get new albums up. Also, keep in mind that this is -literally- every photo we took in Peru. So, not only are there lots of them, but a lot of them are a little random or blurry.

"Hmmmm..... another out of focus photo of a flat desert. Interesting."



Tim said...

Hi Tyler, thanks for posting all the pictures. It is especially nice to see some from early in your trip when you weren't posting many on your blog.

Do you know what those knobs are on the Incan rock walls?

It's interesting to see the difference in looking up and looking down the Incan terraces, like at Machu Picchu. Looking up it's pretty much an expanse of stone, but looking down you mostly see just the green grass.

There really were an amazing number of birds at the wildlife park, and it is impressive to see that all that life is right on the coast of a very barren desert!

The red and blue painted courtyards at the one church were pretty--was that Arequipa?

The General said...

Hey Tim, Thanks! In response to your comments:

- I'm not 100% sure, but I think they were used for moving the blocks and hoisting them into place. Then, after they were placed, they were broken and sanded off. Sarah can probably correct me if I'm remembering wrong.

- Yeah. Getting to move around through the ruins was amazing. So many of them (Machu Picchu especially) you see in so many photos, but to actually see things at new angles was the best part.

- Frankly, I wasn't too thrilled about the bird sanctuary... until we got there. It was truly amazing and with all the noise, smells and birds swirling around us, it was a bit overwelming and amazing.

- Yup, that is in Arequipa. It's actually a Monestary. Apparently, there are still some nuns that live in isolation in one portion of it, but now most of it is open to the public. It was really beautiful and peaceful. One of our favorite parts of Arequipa.