Série sobre minha Viagem ao PERU - América do Sul - De 06 a 22 de Setembro de 2007 - Visitando LIMA, CUSCO, VALLE SAGRADO, MACHU PICCHU, PUNO com LAGO TITICACA e AREQUIPA com o CÂNION DO RIO COLCA - nº 086 !
(Series on my Trip to PERU - South America - From September 6th to 22nd, 2007 - Visiting LIMA, CUSCO, VALLE SAGRADO, MACHU PICCHU, PUNO with the TITICACA LAKE and AREQUIPA with the COLCA CANYON - # 086 !)
RAQCHI - TEMPLO DE WIRACOCHA !
RAQCHI - TEMPLE OF WIRACOCHA !
From CUSCO to PUNO, I took a BUS TOUR and RAQCHI was one of the places we stoppeb by along the way! I had never heard of those ruins before and it was a real good surprise to met them, to get to know them and to stay there for a little while, enjoying the local atmosphere, being transported a bit back in time!
"Temple of Wiracocha
The central wall
The most prominent structure is the Temple of Wiracocha, an enormous rectangular two-story roofed structure that measures 92 metres (302 ft) by 25.5 metres (84 ft). This structure consists of a central adobe wall some 18 to 20 meters in height with an andesite base. Windows and doors allow passage. It is flanked on each side by a row of eleven columns. The foundations measure 4 metres (13 ft) for both the wall and the columns are classic high Inca stonework with the remaining height built of adobe.
Prior to its destruction by the Spaniards, the temple had what is believed to be the largest single roof in the Incan Empire, having its peak at the central wall, then stretching over the columns and some 25 metres (82 ft) beyond on each side. The huge proportions of the temple, and its prominence on the site explain why the whole complex is also sometimes referred to as the Temple of Wiracocha." (Source: Wikipedia)
I traveled to PERU all by myself! I just bought my plane tickets (São Paulo-Lima-São Paulo and Lima-Cusco-Lima) and booked a hostel in Lima for the 3 first nights... that was all! Everything else was arranged while staying in Peru, with local travel agencies and/or internet, including bus tours, hotels and other flights! I can assure you all I spent much less than doing everything with a travel agent and I truly felt more free to do whatever suited me best!
In Peru, I met up with an Irish friend, I had first met in Barcelona, back in 2004 and also in Switzerland, back in 2005!
I don't know, maybe I'm getting old, or the World, a bit dangerous... but I'm not sure I'd do that again, not all by myself! For example, Canada, this year was totally planned and bought... way in advance!
SOME PICTURE DATA:
Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D80
Software: Picasa 3.0
Exposure Time: 10/6400 sec
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Focal Length: 20 mm
Date Taken: 2007-09-14 12:35
Metering Mode: Pattern
File Size: 234 kb
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maximage (15535) 2010-08-15 9:24
Je connais bien cet endroit. Très beaux vestiges de l'époque Incas. Bon cadrage et note intéressante sur l'origine de ce site.
Nicou (117770) 2010-08-15 9:50
merveilleus eiamge et compo quel cadrage et cpatage sur ces vestiges, le rosé de la pierre dans ce ciel bleu clair, splendide compo.
Bravo et amitié
francio64 (38264) 2010-08-15 11:33
ottimo il punto di osservazione con i resti del tempio a dare profondità alla scena.
La luce è molto forte, ma ben gestita, con un bel cielo azzurro.
Forse avresti dovuto dare un pò più di contrasto.
Ti ho fatto un WS. Spero gradirai.
Fante (5429) 2010-08-15 12:19
you have a great eye for the masterpiece. This composition of old ruins is very spectacularly. The depth and sharpness are perfect. Beautiful vivid colors and colors contrast. Congratulations,
bukitgolfb301 (34706) 2010-08-15 12:29
Hello my dear Neyvan
So marvelous shot, continuation from previous one.
Perfect stable/balanced framework and well organized composition as usual. Ruins reflect on the blue sky, you captured very well. Congratulation on your great job,thanks for sharing and have a good start of a new week!
Best regards, Takero
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-08-15 13:19
Ola Neyvan! Amazing ruins, amazing architecture. Excellent lightness and colours. Superb POV, perfect composition, good exposure and capture. Saude!
Dashab (2564) 2010-08-15 14:19
This looks like a formidable structure and whatever is left of it looks like it has been well-taken care of.
Good choice of POV to convey the size of the temple and good work with the uneasy light.
Sounds like you had an amazing trip!
Tfs and have a good week!
jmdias (52918) 2010-08-15 15:40
estou na colombia. o teclado está difícil e a cabine está escura. gastei quase 7 horas para percorrer os 240 km desde medellin atè armenia, muitas curvas, muito morro, muito transito..
linda esta sua foto, as que eu tirei lá náo ficaram tao boas como esta. lindo enquadramento
shevchenko (19051) 2010-08-15 20:10
Clear to show the remnant of a temple that built with stones and bricks, the background highland seem with plant less, thought it is enough hot in a sunny day, informative note to show your travel mode, thanks for sharing.
emka (74237) 2010-08-15 23:20
Hi Neyvan, I heard about the Viracocha temple but I had no time to visit the place. So thanks for sharing this view. Very interesting structure in wonderful Andes. Well done picture - great colours and composition.
gildasjan (41154) 2010-08-16 1:31
Une belle perspective de vieilles pierres sous ce bleu ciel donnant du contraste à la réalisation.
bartekp (4746) 2010-08-16 4:14
Nice shot, very good colors and POV, story is good too.
jhm (136120) 2010-08-16 4:31
Perfect balanced framework and well organized composition as usual.
Contrast of fresh blue sky and blocks are marvelous indeed. Blessing on your finest work
Lovely composition, excellent captured, good presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
tober (8797) 2010-08-16 7:54
Hello Neyvan, seems to be an interesting and a mysterious structure in the midle of nowhere. It is nice to see the remnants of the Incan Empire at the top of mountains. Nice photo with a documentary value with your complementary note. Best regards, Tolga
saxo042 (37032) 2010-08-16 10:10
The picture shows these impressive ruins very well and with your interesting note, this is a very good TE contribution. You have chosen a very good POV for this excellent capture!
paura (47166) 2010-09-06 15:43
Incrível como ainda está em pé! Composição excelente, mostrando em excelente diagonal.
- Copyright: Neyvan Pecanhuk (npecanhuk) (61882)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-09-14
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Ruins
- Exposure: f/3.8, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Peru - South America (1) !, Archeology. Mysterious. Historical. Ancient. Old-2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-15 8:47