A Llama relaxes in front of Machu Picchu, Peru
It doesn’t matter how many places you have been before, or how many spectacular sights you have seen, until you step foot on Machu Picchu, you always feel that you are missing something in your repertoire of travels.
Machu Picchu didn’t disappoint. It lived up to the hype as one of the great ruins of the world. Perched high in the mountains, this ancient Incan city is a still a mystery today. At 2340 metres (7970 feet) it terraced walls plunge into the deep valleys below. How was this marvel of engineering made? How was a civilizations built high in the mountains and how were these heavy stones moved?
Only the resident Machu Picchu Llamas may have the answer. As the clouds and mist rose and the complex was revealed, I snapped this shot capturing the master of the house overlooking its domain. This vantage point captures that famous photo that we all have seen so many times of Machu Picchu and its famous resident the llama.
So grab a Pisco Sour and enjoy the view of one of the most magnificent feats of engineering in the world!