Picture The World – Peru

There are many images in my albums, that transport me back to Peru and the wonderful days we spent there last fall. Of the colourful, pensive Quechua women, their lovely rosy cheeked little children, the Ceviches, the stuffed potatoes (!) and the Pisco sours, the amazing Incan architecture of the sacred valley, the streets of Qusco city – the heart of cultural Peru – and many many more!

But as much as all of these are intrinsic parts of Peru’s cultural fabric, I feel it is the magical setting of Machu Picchu that remains the quintessential icon of Peru. Machu Picchu is what we had gone to see, and this view of the Lost City of the Incas is my chosen subject for the ‘Picture The World‘ project at The Departure Board website.

The faintly visible rays of the morning sun kissing the Incan stonework and the fortuitous presence of a couple of Llamas, are the reasons why I eschewed the classic, postcard view of the Citadel in favour of this one. I hope you like it as much as I do.

Many thanks to Suzanne of The travelbunny for my nomination. In turn I get to nominate two other bloggers to submit photos for other countries, and I’m going with Bama of What an Amazing World for his more than amazing photos from Indonesia and James of Plus Ultra for his wonderful travel vignettes from around the world. And if you want to showcase one of your photographs to complete the Picture The World project, you can do so here. Do remember to email them a link to your post.