Photographer's Note

When I looked at Craig's photos from Peru, and specially from Cusco, I felt such softness in my heart. So I scanned here one of my prints to check what is the quality after 14 years.
The trip to Peru was my first "big" trip, first over the ocean. I prepared for it long time. First I couldn't find the people wanting to go with me. Everybody was scared! Finally I put an advertisement in the newspaper and two women wanted to join me and my friend. When I think how risky it was from the both sides. They didn't know me at all and in a few minutes decided to go a month later. And for me also was a risk. One of them was over seventy years old, and one never knows how it would be in high altitudes. Craig and Tosca, young people, had problems. What would I do if something happened? Besides, I was not so sure of my Spanish. You can't imagine how scared I was when we landed in Lima and I was responsible for four of us. There were no cell phones yet, and I didn't do anything in Internet. But everything went so well. People helped us so much and I managed to realize my plan that seemed impossible. I was on many wonderful trips after that but no excursion ever can beat this first one. It is why I am so emotional about Peru.

Here is the view on the way to Pisac. It is a village and ruins near Cusco. The place is not so known as Machu Picchu, smaller but also spectacular and much less turisty. In the small town there is an amazing market, specially on Sunday. I love markets and I planned my schedule so that I am in the right day. What photo opportunities were there! Note the spinning something in the hands of the woman. It was very common view.
Sorry for the poor quality.

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