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Tbt: Old Peru

Here’s a couple of pics sent in via Rusty Stevens taken by his father Bob Stevens sometime in the 1930’s in a trip to Peru.

Thanks Rusty!

 

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Machu Picchu Monday

Here’s another Monday visit to the amazing Sacred Valley of Peru. If you’ve never been there, you’ll be astounded and delighted by what you see. Wandering freely are these guys:

The natives at Machu Picchu

 

Tbt: Old Peru

Peru is a nation rich in minerals. Mining and related industries make approximately 15% of Peru’s GDP, so it’s a very important part of the economy. Lately with copper prices being relatively higher after lagging for years, Peru has benefitted with more mining earnings. It’s not without issues though, as the environmental standards were completely lacking for many years, and the locals have suffered with contaminated air and water.

A Large Copper Smelter, Casapalca Peru (Via : Cardcow)

 

Casapalca mine today

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s a lovely day at the ranch. Low 70’s, and a hazy blue sky. I can handle 6 more weeks of this, but we do need rain…

 

 

Tbt: Old Lima

A classic postcard…

Santo Domingo Church Lima, Peru (Photo : Cardcow)

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday already…I was just getting used to Sunday. Here’s a shot taken along the Inca Trail. Have an amazing week!

along the Inca trail

Tbt: Old Peru

January is slipping away. Hope your year is going well. It’s been a flurry of activity for us, and it’s all good. Here’s a look back:

Trans-Andean Railroad

Machu Picchu Monday

A holiday today in the US. It’s Martin Luther King day. Here’s a continuing look at the market place in Pisaq below Cuzco. Pisaq is a wonderful spot to stop and recharge before heading deeper into the Sacred Valley and to Machu Picchu. It sits in a valley, and is surrounded by the Pisaq Archeological Park. It’s a stiff upwards hike…

Looking up into the Pisaq archeological park.