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: Over the Llama’s Shoulder

Taken in July of 2011 at Machu Picchu

Taken in July of 2011 at Machu Picchu

This is Machu Picchu at a Llama’s eye view.

DAILY PHOTO: Terraces at Pisaq

Taken in July of 2010 at Pisaq, Peru

Taken in July of 2010 at Pisaq, Peru

Pisaq (also spelled “Pisac”) is a site of Incan ruins overlooking the Sacred Valley. The Sacred Valley is the river valley of the Urubamba River, which is also called the Willkanuta. This type of terracing is common around Incan sites.