DAILY PHOTO: Walls at Sacsayhuaman

Taken in the Summer of 2010 at Sacsayhuaman, near Cusco

Sacsayhuaman offers some phenomenal examples of Incan masonry, which used no mortar and involved perfect joints that weren’t perfectly on the horizontal or vertical (i.e. the joints had to be matched up on planes of various angles.)

DAILY PHOTO: Sunflower in the Andes: Confused or Distracted?

Taken in Cuzco in July of 2011

Taken near Cuzco, Peru in July of 2011

 

Sunflowers are supposed to turn to look at the sun, but this one was looking over it’s shoulder. I wonder if it was confused or distracted?

DAILY PHOTO: Plaza De Armas of Cusco

Taken in July of 2010 in Cusco.

Taken in July of 2010 in Cusco (aka Cuzco)

I’m breaking out some blasts from the pasts. This was taken during a 2010 trip to the Peruvian Andes. I probably never posted this before (on my previous photoblog) because I had some crud in my camera as you can see above the most prominent cloud. I don’t know whether my standards are lowering or my aesthetic sensibilities are ripening, but I kind of like this one.