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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).[2] 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
F-Stop: f/3.8
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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