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Okay, once again a postal card, and moreover the utterly classic shot of the Machu Pichu, but, well, I couldn't resist, it might be the same shot as billions of hikers' ones, this one's mine, and I've been there, I slept one night at the foot of it and experienced the mighty daybrake on the holy Machu Pichu... It's one of the most important moment of my life...

Actually the mountain showing up on the shot, the mountain everybody around the world links to the name Machu Pichu, is indeed the Huanca Pichu wihc basically means "the young peak" whereas Machu Pichu means "the old peak" - and the old lad is behind us at this moment. We're here on the top of the "farming" part of the city, and we see on the left in the foreground the houses rebuilt (without the roof wich were made of hay and very fragile); in the city center the grassgreen, left on top of it the solar temple and the moon temple nearby, and the right side is composed of jailhouses and common rooms.

When one come to Machu Pichu in the evening and sleeps there - well actually you cannot sleep with the shape of the Machu Pichu on top of you behond the stars of the night sky - one can get up very early - 4.30 p.m. - and enjoy the daybrake from the hilltop that oversees the holy city. That's something you'd never forget, trust me lads. Thanks for your attention!

I'm adding this after having red all your enthousiastic comments: I must say I'm not so sure wether I took the shot or my friend Arno did - of the Machu Pichu and the Huanca Pichu we took dozens, both of us, so... We use to share the camera during the whole trip but since it's his gear, I'm pretty positive there's a chance that it was he who actually took the shot... So all comments he might deserve more than me.


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Cheers folks.

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