Peru 2005

 

Days 4-8: The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
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Another view of Ollantaytambo from the fortress (looking southeast). On the mountain across the way, you can see additional Incan structures. These buildings were probably used as granaries. Personally, I don't think I'd want to lug the harvest up there every year!

The Incans defeated the Spanish here by diverting the river (near the line of trees in the foreground) and flooding the fields directly below the fortress. The Spanish horses got bogged down, and then the Incans came down from the hill and gave Pizarro's men a little taste of their own medicine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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