Thursday, February 12, 2009

MACHU PICCHU AT DAWN


This is a post in response to "A Thousand Word Thursday"
Click on the link and share your own photograph.

After living in Brazil for two years, I stopped in Peru on my way home. Along with two friends, I explored the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu for most of one day. At the hotel, we requested a pre-dawn wake-up call so we could experience the sun rising over the Andes Mountains.
This is one of the photographs I took that day.
If I had to choose a favorite place on earth, this would be it.

For more information, please read my post "Tether the Sun" about my visit to Machu Picchu on this blog or the same story at my other blog A Little "Peace" of Brazil about my experiences in the Peace Corps in northeastern Brazil.
(photo ©2006, C.J. Peiffer)

17 comments:

TuTu's Bliss said...

I adored South America. I miss it.

Lori @ The Downs Gang said...

very pretty

Sarah said...

My father-in-law is from Peru. I'm the only one in the family that hasn't been there yet. Can't wait to see this for myself! Beautiful picture!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful picture, Thanks for sharing!

Ginger said...

Beautiful! I can see why it's your favorite place!

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I have been there but I was young and don't remember much. I remember the train ride up from Cuzco...

Becca said...

what a great pic! makes me feel like i'm really there!

Faith - That's Just Freaking Lovely said...

I've always been fascinated by ruins. What a beautiful picture!

Stacy (Random Cool Chick) said...

Ohhhh, what a breathtaking photo! Thanks for sharing! Happy ATWT! ;)

NateAndJakesMom said...

That is just amazing - it is adream of mine to go there myself.
Thank you for sharing!

April said...

How beautiful! My husband is dying to go to Peru...and see Machu Picchu! Do you have any travel tips for us? I will go read your travel posts! Happy ATWT!

The Mom Jen said...

That is stunning! One day I hope to travel outside the US!

Bree Shaw said...

beautiful!

Angela said...

Wow that is beautiful!

itsahumanzoo said...

That is an amazing picture. Thanks for sharing!

Twisted Serenity said...

beautful!!!

Jenners said...

Wow! I can see why it is your favorite place! What a beautiful photo and place!