According to legend, in ancient times, the area was inhabited by the Tampus, a people of Quechua Indians. They should have been the first men -older are only the gods. To the year 1200 the first Inca Manco Capac, the son of the sun, and his sister Mama Ocllo built the city.
You could see here central market place.
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danos (100830) 2013-10-30 8:43
nice the view of the central market place with so many people to are in it.The old style church dominating the place with the other buildings on the right to complete perfect the whole scenery.Wekk done.
holmertz (56143) 2013-10-30 8:57
A fine view of this large square. The photo combines beautiful old architecture with the scenic environment and a lot of human activity. The strong contrasts are attractive but also give us a hint of the very harsh light of this mountaineous area.
snunney (103215) 2013-10-30 8:57
Good capture of this animated square. The road coming in from the bottom right gives the image depth and makes a good lead-line toward the church. Lots to see in this well presented image.
Silvio1953 (148447) 2013-10-30 9:45
Ciao Achim, great view of fantastic square, lovely composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Corry (4508) 2013-10-30 11:11
Belle prise de vue de la grande Plaza de Armas avec son imposante église à deux tours étagées sur fond de montagnes. Bon contraste des couleurs. Bien fait. Bonne journée.
pierrefonds (68871) 2013-10-30 15:39
The wideness of the market place is giving depth to the composition. You have captured well the activities at the market. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the church. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
emka (102562) 2013-10-30 23:55
Hi Achim, Excellent view of the main square in Cusco, one of my favorite towns in the world. it looks very busy, full of tourists and the locals. Great quality, I can feel as if I was there.
Cricri (122510) 2013-10-31 6:46
Belle vue de la grande place bondée de monde, très belle architecture de l'église, le fond montagneux , la belle lumière et un ciel superbe
Periko (5920) 2013-10-31 12:04
Hi Achim, being a dominant focal point, the church should be better lit, I think. It is dark.
jhm (156488) 2013-11-01 4:28
Legends have to always become relived this is the nice moment of the day, week or month.
Splendid picture with the big market in foreground and church with two towers.
Excellent depth and perspective picture.
Composition and presentation are lovely.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice November 1,
bukitgolfb301 (43578) 2013-11-01 16:52
Hi dear Achim
Sorry for my late reaction as so busy recently.
Nice and casual snap city image via good panfocus appraoch. Well considered and balanced image in nice framwork as usual.
All the best and have a good weekend! Takero
Graal (103036) 2013-11-07 7:03
nice and interesting view of market place in Cusco. I like the architecture of church. Good presentation from far South America.
Have a nice evening.
josepmarin (58359) 2013-11-07 10:53
a great panoramic view on the central market place of Cusco, where we can enjoy its beautiful colonial architecture, under a nice light.
The colours have a high level of quality, the sky is wonderful, and people adds a great vitality into the composition.
A good work.
Angshu (56760) 2013-11-20 23:23
The famous cathedral of Cusco & the the centre square filled with tourists & locals as well. A very high altitude as well!. Nice picture!
macjake (70519) 2014-01-08 11:08
Oh this certainly brings back memories, I was here in 2013. Love seeing the mountains in the bg, and what makes them unique is that they're not the typical snow capped mountains.
lots of photos to be had in Cusco, and this is certainly a classic one. A good overall shot of the square and the activity thats ongoing.
thanks for this one.
mkamionka (39137) 2014-01-12 7:56
beautiful square. The cathedral is of course the highlight -a bit pity that it is in a shadow but it still works very impressive. The sky was fantastic with lovely clouds. We can spot some mountains around the town -the location must be fantastic.
Very well done,