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The citadel of Sacsayhuaman (variable hawk in Quechua) is located in the outskirts of Cusco, Peru. The immense walls (the biggest stones are up to 8,4m high and weigh 140 tons) were designed to defend the capital of the Inca empire. Though the Killke culture started to build the first features of this site around 900, the final design was achieved by the Inca's around 1300. Of course, the fortress has been altered during the Spanish Conquest, with the use of smaller stones to rebuild parts of Cusco. The arqueological site, together with the historic centre of Cusco have been put on the Unesco world heritage list in 1983. Nowadays Sacsayhuaman is still used for the celebrations of the Into Raymi (the Inca festival of the winter solstice).

Exif: 60mm, 1/320s, F9, ISO 100

Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70mm, B+W UV Filter, tripod.

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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016
Outstanding!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Professional Photographer
Happy you like this one :) It took me three years to choose the best of the session :D
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wolfsbane6 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016
Most definitely! Be great just to see these ares let alone bring back some really great shots!
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x-Angel0 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016
o.o tetris...
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Haha, but they are heavy tetris blocks :p 
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x-Angel0 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016
Sabes, no había notado lo grande que eran hasta que vi a las personitas ahí xD
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
Es verdad que son muy pequeñas, por decir la verdad me gustaría borrarles, pero es dificil sin alterar la foto :(
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2016   Photographer
Wow! Very, very impressive indeed!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot for your kind words! :) 
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016   Photographer
You're welcome!
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Photographer
:) 
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Vadrielith Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cuando estuve en Cuzco no alcancé a ir u.u.  Espero poder volver :D
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
Cuando regresas, me cuentas, hay una muy linda caminata de Tambo Machay hasta el centro de Cusco, pasando por Sacsayhuaman :) 
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MurcMarischal Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
Beautiful.  I never got there but Peru is large country.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot :) It's indeed large... After being there for about 7 months in 4 stays, i still haven't seen all i want :) 
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MurcMarischal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
I was in Cajamarca, Trujillo, San Pedro de Lloc and Lima.  
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
The north is very nice... More quiet and friendly people... The south as well, but much more tourism... 
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MurcMarischal Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Professional Photographer
I was told that, yes. I believe you
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2016  Professional Photographer
:)
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful by KmyGraphic
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot my friend :) 
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:icononlytheghosts:
How did Incans move 140-ton rocks?
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
This site can explain it a better than i do :) 

peruenroute.wordpress.com/2012…
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:icononlytheghosts:
OnlyTheGhosts Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
That appears to be possible. Amazing anyway. The craziness of determined people.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you kindly :) Have a nice day! 
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tsahel Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C'est impressionnant ! Et la lumière est magnifique.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire positif! :) 
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016
Very good light and focus.  Great subject and color.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot for your kind words :) 
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional Photographer
Fascinating.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Muchas gracias Ricardo! :) 
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
De nada, hermano mio. :D Todo un placer.
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Wonderful light and shadow pattern, and the cloud formation gives great depth! :clap:
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot for your kind words Tea! :) 
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The-Infamous-PeeGee Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the depth, color and horizontal lines in the composition. Beautiful place.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you for your kind words Paul! :) 
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Pelidus Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aparte de Machu Picchu, el mejor monumento eterno a la civilizacion incaica, civilizacion todavia recordada. Las rocas que se ven usadas en esta construccion tienen un simetria envidiable que en un principio me hizo asombrar y averiguar acerca de sus metodos de tallado en roca y por desgracia no halle una respuesta concreta. Las piedras que se pueden observar se ven resistentes aparte de simetricas, como si su escultores hubiesen querido la trascendencia de su adoracion al emperador, digo yo y opino yo; esta muestra de alabanza al emperador, que para mi no solo es meramente defensiva, tiene el tipico rasgo de todo monumento en adoracion a alguien importante: la durabilidad como signo de un legado centenario o milenario. El desgaste y musgo es visible en algunos litos o rocas de la ciudadela y pese a tal, es poco probable que se desmoronen. La luz solar da un toque de calidez a una imagen donde las piedras puestas a modo de muralla dan frialdad y fortaleza.
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Gracias por tu comentario Cristiam! :) 
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Nicely captured and an interesting story behind the photo. Thanks for sharing.

Sincerely
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot dear Atemue! :) 
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Usagi-Atemu-Tom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
;)
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
:omg: What a beautiful place.
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
I'm happy you like it! :) 
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Aeodin Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a cool place, wish I got to go to all the cool places you visit ^^
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lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
I hope you can go dear... This place is amazing, as well as the beautiful city of Cusco and all the other arqueological sites around :) 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
Clear and wesome.....one place I have not visited unfortunately. :clap:
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:iconlux69aeterna:
lux69aeterna Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional Photographer
Thank you a lot for your kind words Jenny :) I'm sure you will go there someday... One has to go to the "navel of the world" someday :) 
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jennystokes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2016  Professional General Artist
I hope so BUT doubtful. Navel of the World could be said to be in Persia/India too???? :kiss:
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