Magical Place (Machu Picchu)

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Magical Place (Machu Picchu)

Uploaded: May 13, 2013 22:09:36


Huayna Picchu also known as Wayna Picchu ("Young Peak") is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends. It rises over Machu Picchu, the so-called lost city of the Incas, and divides it into sections. The Incas built a trail up the side of the Huayna Picchu and built temples and terraces on its top. The peak of Huayna Picchu is about 2,720 metres (8,920 ft) above sea level, or about 360 metres (1,180 ft) higher than Machu Picchu. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and the local virgins. Every morning before sunrise, the high priest with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. The Temple of the Moon, one of the three major temples in the Machu Picchu area, is nestled on the side of the mountain and is situated at an elevation lower than Machu Picchu. Adjacent to the Temple of the Moon is the Great Cavern, another sacred temple.


Daniella Puente June 20, 2013

Great capture! #1533127

Kim Andelkovic June 20, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to comment on a few of my pics Daniella :-) #10739937

Arthur Bohlmann June 29, 2013

Congratz! Hope to see this one in the next round #10748470

John Connolly June 30, 2013

Congratulations on your finalist, Kim! #10750248

Kim Andelkovic June 30, 2013

Thank you Arthur and John :-) #10750560

Renee Doyle level-classic June 30, 2013

WOW!! What an experience ... what a capture! Congratulations Kim! #10750718

Colette M. Metcalf July 01, 2013

Congrats on your WIN!!! #10751111

Joseph T. Pilonero level-addict July 01, 2013

Magical place and magical shot. Congrats on Gold, Kim. #10751340

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic July 01, 2013

Magical beauty! Congrats #10751551

Arthur Bohlmann July 01, 2013

Way To Go GOLD!! #10751554

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 01, 2013

Congratulations on this awesome Second Place winner Kim!

jo ann c. #10751648

Phyllis H. Burchett July 01, 2013

Stunning AND magical shot Kim, congrats on your win! #10752010

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 01, 2013

Magical, and so deserving of a Gold Win! Congratulations Kim! #10752089

Denny E. Barnes level-deluxe July 01, 2013

Beautiful, Kim! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #10752146

Anita Hogue July 01, 2013

Love all your travel images and this is absolutely gorgeous Kim! Congratulations! #10752657

Kim Andelkovic July 01, 2013

Wow Thank you all so very much for the amazing comments ;-) #10752907

Maria Coulson July 01, 2013

Kim, congratulations on your gold! #10753011

Carla Capra Anderson level-classic July 02, 2013

Congratulations. #10753563

Christine Czernin level-classic July 02, 2013

That must be a great place when you are able to see it without people.
Great light too.
Big congratulations on your gold win, Kim. #10753786

Kim Andelkovic July 05, 2013

Thank you Maria, Carla and Christine and Christine there was alot of people there I just got a lucky break #10756775

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