Tag - Cusco

Hanging out in Cusco

Cusco

I arrived in Cusco before sunrise aboard the Bolivia Hop bus, having left La Paz almost 24hrs earlier. The journey had been broken up by spending half a day checking out Lake Titicaca so I wasn’t feeling too inhuman when my feet touched the ground in Cusco. Bolivia Hop, the same people who run Peru Hop, organise taxis to get everyone to...

PotD: 49 – An Adobe Wall in Cusco

Adobe wall

It’s difficult to fully convey the texture and the detail visible in the hires version of this image of an adobe wall in a Cusco side street. The ‘roots’ have been made by the effect of rainwater trickling down the wall, with the mud from the wall leaving a brown trail as the rain stops and the water begins to dry. I can’t...

PotD: 48 – A Meeting of Cusco Walls

Cusco walls

An earlier PotD may have given the impression that I didn’t have much interest in the architectural wonders to be found in Cusco so I thought I’d add this image here of some Cusco walls to show that I was at least aware of some of what was on offer. From this one spot on a typical Cusco side street, there are four different wall types...

PotD: 47 – Frog legs in Cusco market

Frog legs

The San Pedro market in Cusco had a lot of stuff on sale that I wasn’t particularly used to but I’d have to say that the wizened granny sitting next to a bucket of live frogs had one of the more unusual setups. She didn’t really have a stall, just her stool next to the bucket and a flat surface by her side for the freshly peeled...

PotD: 46 – Beans in Cusco Market

Beans

There’s nothing quite like a macro lens to get a different perspective on things. This close-up shot of dried beans is from an inspiring day I had wandering round San Pedro market in Cusco. The Sony FE 90mm f2.8 Macro G is turning out to be a stellar lens and well worth its weight in my ‘travelling’ camera bag. As with most...

PotD: 45 – Meat Market in Cusco

Meat Market

I love wandering around markets when I get to a new town and San Pedro market in Cusco was no exception. The quality of the fruit and veg is second to none, beans they have in abundance, herbs and spices, and then there’s all the meat (for fish, I’d wait until you get a little closer to the coast). Peruvian cuisine may have been riding...

PotD: 44 – A Brickwall in Cusco

Wall in Cusco

Now, you might expect that when someone posts a photo under the heading ‘A Wall in Cusco’, there would at least be one of those photos of an Inca wall, made up of those huge angular stones quarried from somewhere faraway. Sorry to disappoint. I walked around Cusco a lot and captured many generic images of the city, full of cafes...