PotD: A Meeting of Cusco Walls

Inca wall

Sony A7RII : f/10@640th : ISO 500 : EV -0.3 : FE 55mm f/1.8

From this one spot on a typical Cusco side street, there are four different wall types – the large angular stones of an Inca wall to the left, an adobe wall to the right, a more basic stone wall in the centre, and an ugly brick wall in the background. Photographically, this is the only reason I stopped to take this picture and, although I cannot claim to have added any creative element to it, I do enjoy it as a visual document of the passing of the ages. Is that enough reason for it to be included as a PotD? I think so, not every image needs be driven solely by the demands of a creative muse nor by the opposite need to just document what you see. In this particular instance, it was very much a case of just finding the right spot to tell the tale of the craftsmanship of the four walls, without any embellishments from me. If I wanted to make a statement, then I could say that the brick wall is my least favourite of the four walls and go off on a rant about how things were done better in the ‘good ole days’ but then I think that’s often just a matter of perspective.

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