Rock like Mountains in Machu Picchu
Written by Colby Brown
In the heart of the city of Machu Picchu you will find this rock located on the ledge of one of the walkways. At first glance, you will probably walk right by it. I know I did when I was leading a photography workshop in Peru through my organization, The Giving Lens. It wasn’t until I saw a few other travelers bent down on one knee taking a photo that I realized what it was. If you look closely, you will see that the Incan’s had carved the rock match the mountains that engulf the might city of Machu Picchu. Upon closer inspection it was truly amazing to see just how accurate of job they did. If you hike to the top of the main stair case the splits the city in half and then take a right at the top of the stairs before heading up to the main lookout you will be heading in the right direction.
The Giving Lens is an organization I founded that aims to blend photo education focused workshops/tours with supporting sustainable development initiatives in developing countries around the globe. Every trip has a cause we seek to champion such as child education, clean drinking water projects, women’s rights, species preservation and much more. In 2012 we are offering workshops in Peru, Nicaragua, Tanzania, Jordan and Israel/Palestine. In 2013 we are expanding into Panama, India, Uganda, Bolivia and Madagascar. For more information check out the website for The Giving Lens.
This image was taken with my Android Galaxy Nexus cell phone.