January 11, 2012

Cusco, Peru | Day 2 | Travel Photography

Happy New Year! Busy, busy these days...We just moved into our first home, and I am just now able to get back to Peru. Pretty soon I'll be putting up a post of my favorite images from 2011.

In case you missed: LIMA, and CUSCO - DAY 1

Our second day in Cusco began with a cab ride into the Sacred Valley to the nearby town of Pisac, famous for its Sunday market. The market was quite an experience. Crafts, textiles, and an assortment of gifts were everywhere. At one end was the food market, where we saw the many varieties of potatoes & corn grown in Peru, as well as fresh cuts of meat & fish. I could have spent all day just walking around the stalls and watching the locals conduct business. But, there was still plenty to see, as we continued in our cab up the mountain to the ruins above the town. They were enormous. Terraces everywhere, going from the top of the mountain all the way to the Sacred Valley below. This was our first experience with Incan ruins, and we wondered how much more impressive Machu Picchu could be. We headed back to Cusco to spend the rest of the day and went to bed early, anticipating our dawn pickup for the start of the Inca Trail. Check back soon!

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15 comments:

Sarah Culver said...

Wow, these are just gorgeous, I especially love the city in the rain at sunset, stunning.

Phill said...

Awesome image set. The ones in the rain, in particular, are sublime. Makes me want to travel again. Reminds me I need to get some groceries in! :~)

Ryan Southen said...

fantastic photos! im planning a trip to peru for 2013 and this has me itching at the bit.

Fotograf Warszawa said...

WOW great trip photos, maybe some day i will go to Peru too

Fotograf Warszawa said...

WOW great trip photos, maybe some day i will go to Peru too

Leah Muse said...

Wow, these are incredible. The rainy sunset pictures need to be framed immediately.

Heather said...

Wow so jealous! This looks like fun!

Lyn Ismael-Bennett said...

I've always told myself that I'll visit Peru one day. This post just makes me want to jump on the plane and go there right this minute! Thanks for posting!

Mercedes said...

These photos are amazing. I want to be there!

Lana said...

very beautiful set, looks like a really cool place to visit.

Adonye Jaja said...

Heck yeah man, this looks like a sweet trip! Great shooting!

Matt said...

Oh My God WOW!

Fotograf Lublin said...

Great photos – pure and natural ;-)

Rajyalakshmi Vathyam said...

Lovely photographs. Rainy shots are just awesome!

Derek said...

Incredible place and photos!