This weeks photo challenge ‘Room’, had me remembering my visit to the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu. You can see from my picture gallery, that there there were a great many rooms in this royal retreat. Of course, all the roofs have long since gone, but the dry stone walls have survived the centuries. It’s believed by most archaeologists to have been built as an estate for the Inca Emperor Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui (1438-71), and lay hidden amidst dense jungle-covered mountains until it was discovered by American historian, Hiram Bingham in 1911.
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“Machu Picchu is a trip to the serenity of the soul, to the eternal fusion with the cosmos; where we feel our fragility. It is one of the greatest marvels of South America. A resting place of butterflies in the epicentre of the great circle of life. One more miracle.” ~ Pablo Neruda
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