Tag - Peru

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...

PotD: 42 – Jetty on Lake Titicaca, with Mountains

Jetty

This was the spot where the boat from Copacabana dropped us off on Isla del Sol, a short walk from the ‘main’ harbour. Nothing like a jetty jutting out into a lake, with mountains in the background, to provide the right elements for a landscape. Admittedly, it was midday, so the light was a little harsh, but I’m happy with the...

Photo of the Day: 9 – Beachscape

Beachscape

I took this photo on the day of my 50th Birthday. I suppose I could have gone for a more joyous shot to celebrate the big day, but I felt that this conveyed the existential angst that surrounds reaching a new decade rather well. My way of dealing with the beyond-midlife crisis was to take a 50 day sabbatical, one day for each year, plus 10 extra...