Steps / Falling, Machu Picchu

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  • From the top
    From the top
    by El_Sueco
  • Steps / Falling
    by marcelo15
  • Carved steps, Machu Picchu, Peru
    Carved steps, Machu Picchu, Peru
    by cruisingbug
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    Carved Steps

    by cruisingbug Written Jan 21, 2005

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    Carved steps, Machu Picchu, Peru

    As you walk around Machu Picchu, you'll notice that although most steps are individual stones, some are carved out of single, massive boulders.

    We found this one in the Sacred City area, to the left of the Royal Tomb.

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    • Archeology

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    Falling down

    by El_Sueco Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    Going down the river

    On the north side the ground is going down(!) by a velocity of 1 cm per month. Investigations are going on to see if they have to make some restrictions for the visitors. Measuring instruments (you can see them in this picture, there is "something" on the terrace, center-left-down in the picture) are put out to follow the movements.

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    Don´t slide down on your back

    by El_Sueco Updated Feb 7, 2004

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    From the top

    When reaching the top of Huayna Picchu you will at the last steps have to make the choice left or right way, as the path-way breaks up in two.
    Taking the left path you will come here and have to pass around the stone and then up this flat montain surface. Take it easy!
    I was holding a bag, loose in my hand, not recommendable.
    Going back it is better to take the tunnel-way (which is the same as the "right way" when going up).
    (Maybe it is best to choose the right-hand way up)

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    • Historical Travel

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    Sayacmarca

    by richiecdisc Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Sayacmarca in the fog

    This is the most elaborate of the ruins seen on the Inca Trail proper. You climb a narrow steep staircase to visit them and on a clear day, I imagine the views are superb. It was not a clear day but a bit spooky with the fog for added effect.

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    • Hiking and Walking

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