Sunday, March 6, 2016

Out of the Jurisdiction: More Andes


Parque Arqueológico Nacional Ollantaytambo.  The Incan temple of the sun is at the top,
above all those precisely fitted retaining walls and steps beginning 2800 meters 
(9200 feet) above sea level.


I got up.  I can get down.


Sometimes a photographer looks up when climbing with his camera and sees 
a beautiful woman in white looking around.


If you have a guinea pig, don't bring the fat little rodent to Peru, where is is a delicacy.



After lunch, four chalanes performed precision maneuvers.





An exhibition by weavers in the Quechua village of Chinchero was superb.  The women washed and cleaned alpaca wool, created dyes before our eyes, dyed the wool, spun it, and showed the weaving and the finished goods.  Fascinating!


And, one of the women showed how an indigenous woman swaddles and carries her baby.
After all of that, how can you not buy some stuff, whether you need it or not?

I am away again until mid-March.

15 comments:

Andy said...

Wow... amazing photos Jack! Keep them coming.

Lois said...

Beautiful photos Jack. That last one is so cute!

Sharon Anck said...

More fantastic photos!

joo said...

Fascinating places and beautiful photos, Jack!

bill said...

The photos are beautiful and very colorful. Nice to see that part of the world.

LOLfromPasa said...

Fabulous collection. The young lady on the hill is a stunner.

William Kendall said...

A magnificent setting, Jack!

Sylvia K said...

Awesome captures they are indeed, Jack!!! I'm so glad I got my computer fixed before I missed your post for the day!! Terrific!! Thanks as always!! I'm looking forward to the next ones-- they're the next best things to being there myself!!!

RedPat said...

Beautiful shots, Jack! The weavings are wonderful!

Michelle said...

What a FANTASTIC trip, Jack!

Karl Demetz said...

Thank you Jack for sharing your impressions of your fantastic trip in South America !

jennyfreckles said...

I imagine Willa is getting a bit big to swaddle on your back. The textiles look beautiful though. These people clearly knew for a long time what Sir Titus Salt later discovered and made a fortune out of: spinning and weaving alpaca wool.

Stefan Jansson said...

Great photos and scenes all around jack.

Janet said...

These are all wonderful photos. I think my favorite is the one with the baskets of colorful yarn in the foreground.

Kay said...

I love your shots of the weavers. The colors are glorious. I hope you picked up some of their work. It's so intricate and pretty.