Thursday, August 25, 2011

Inca Písac

It's a lot of work-- climbing Incan ruins everyday. Okay, "everyday" so far is defined as yesterday and today. The greatest heights of this site are as much as 11,000 feet above sea level.
To give you a sense of scale, these tiny people are working on archaeological excavation and preservation of the steps, the same ones pictured above! These ruins are immense. It is so unbelievable to imagine how many people, and how much time & energy must have been spent to build and preserve this- only one of SO MANY oeuvres!
See the steps at the edges of the steps?

My foot is pictured here at the top of many stone steps. In this image I was already more than halfway down the mountain! I asked a local how many people die here each year, and she said, "Surprisingly few."
Hey Mom, I'm okay!

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