Weekly Photo Challenge – Geometry

Inca stonework is based around the geometry and functionality of the trapezoid. What makes their stonework special, is their ability to cut large multi-angled stone blocks and fit them together with absolute precision, achieving near airtight joints without the use of any kind of mortar! How they managed such precision is the mystery! Hardly trial and error…

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Cusco – The City Of The Puma

According to local lore Cusco city is said to be laid out in the shape of a puma crouched over the Saphi river. And its streets denote its body parts. For example: Pumakurko street stands for the “Puma’s Spinal Column”, and the head is supposed to be located in Sacsayhuaman or “speckled head”! Furthering that myth, (rather shiny) brass plaques…

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