A Conversation for Machu Picchu

It's in a beautiful location

Post 1

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Maybe the Incas chose the spot for its peaceful beauty?

I wonder what it looked like when the Incas were there. Ruins always seem so desolate. smiley - sadface


It's in a beautiful location

Post 2

minorvogonpoet

The book I read 'Turn Right at Machu Picchu' by Mark Adams, argued that it was a place of pilgrimage, chosen for its location.


It's in a beautiful location

Post 3

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

They chose well, then. smiley - ok


It's in a beautiful location

Post 4

FWR

Still looks awesome, shame about the teeming tourists, but I suppose we are all part of the same swarm seeking to devour a bit of the wonders of the past? smiley - applause


It's in a beautiful location

Post 5

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Maybe some of us would like to see these wonders while they're still wonderful? Who knows what will still be there as the climate changes? smiley - sadface


It's in a beautiful location

Post 6

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

There is an ancient legend in the Andes. It involves some llamas.

Apparently, there was going to be a huge flood. (Don't get overexcited: floods happen.) The llamas knew this, because they talked to the stars, who told them about it.

The llamas told the people. The llamas and the people moved up the mountains in time to escape the flood. After the flood, a lot of people moved back down into the valleys. But the llamas stayed up in the mountains, to be closer to their friends the stars.

We need a llama smiley. smiley - starsmiley - starsmiley - star


It's in a beautiful location

Post 7

minorvogonpoet

llamas are nice.smiley - smiley

This legend seems plausible, because some of the land to the East of the Andes is desert or semi-desert. I think it's a characteristic of this sort of terrain that there's no rain for years. When the rain comes, it floods everywhere.


It's in a beautiful location

Post 8

Dmitri Gheorgheni - Not Banned in China

Makes sense. smiley - smiley


It's in a beautiful location

Post 9

SashaQ - happysad

Superb photo, MVP - thanks for sharing your experience with us!

Well done for exploring as much as you could - I can imagine it was tiring in such a challenging landscape...


It's in a beautiful location

Post 10

paulh. Bunnies are cute (There, I've said it)

Australia has some similar flood myths. Apparently some rather large meterors/meteorites fell into the ocean near Australia in the 17th or 18th century. Tsunamis pushed well into the interior. is it any wonder that the indigenous people pass on stories of floods where there hadn't been any before?


It's in a beautiful location

Post 11

minorvogonpoet

Thanks, Sasha.smiley - smiley


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