Finally the weather was great for walking through the citadel of Machu Picchu. Unfortunately, that also means a lot of sun which is bad for photography.
Still, I enjoyed the visit and managed to get a few new pictures, visit with some friends who work there, and discover a couple of significant new things that I don’t know if anyone else has noticed before.
Nothing at Machu Picchu was done by accident. There are many intentional alignments with many features in the surrounding region — both natural and man-made — emphasizing the interconnectivity and complexity that makes the site so much more than almost anyone realizes.
As I frequently do, I listened in on some of the things that guides tell their tourist clients. As almost always, I hear guides sharing myths and false information that makes for great stories, but are simply not true.
Despite that, I continue to study and learn and try to share what I know with anyone who is interested. (Sadly, most people don’t care about learning anything about Machu Picchu except what they see in a YouTube video or the usual myths shared all over social media.)
[Be sure to click on each individual photo to see a larger version.]