Photographer's Note

Island of the Sun is in Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the world's highest lake navigable to large vessels, lying at 12,500 feet (3,810 m) above sea level in the Andes Mountains of South America, astride the border between Peru to the west and Bolivia to the east. It is the birthplace of the Sun and Manco Copac, the founder of the Inca Empire.

When Copac was young, he saw in a dream that God of the Sun ordered him to build the Inca Empire. The capital will be the place when he dropped a bar of gold, it sank completely into the sand. That place is Cuzco today, the “navel of the world”. Manco Copac abolished human sacrifices, taught his subjects to adore as a supreme but unknown God the great Pachacamac (the soul or support of the universe.

According to legend, the Island of the Sun is connected to land by a golden bridge. In modern time, Jack Cousteau lead a diving expedition but found no trace of the golden bridge.

I took this picture 20 years ago and it is scanned from a hardcopy

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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Kiet Luu (nopoint) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 155 W: 0 N: 113] (878)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1986-07-17
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 18:39
Viewed: 1958
Points: 3
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