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Plaza de Armas, Cusco  
   

Plaza de Armas, Cusco

Every Peruvian city seems to have a Plaza de Armas. But this one is arguably the nicest of them all.
The back door to the Lost City

November 14th 2006
The back door to the Lost City Sitting on the upper terraces of the guards house - the spot where "the picture" was taken to bring fame to the rediscovered lost city of the Inca empire - I watch some clouds rolling in over that sacred place hiding it in a cloak of mist. Seconds later the evening sun breaks through and its light is reflected by the humid air in a ray of colors. With the cro ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Machu Picchu

Peruvian Flag Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
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