Sunday, June 28, 2009

A little Cusco

Here are some pictures from a couple days in Cuzco. We still have a LOT more to see there, so there will be more photos coming, but here's a start. We were visiting during a fun time...winter solstice here is one of the biggest festivals in all of Peru---Inti Raymi. There were parades and stuff going on for a week. We also were able to witness a demonstration by the agricultural workers (most of the indigenous population). They were peacefully protesting unfair wages and prices and whatnot. The bathtub picture with Brent was a wild restaurant that we went to. Our table was a bathtub filled with fish, covered by a glass rectangle. The whole place was pretty outlandish. We also visited Qoricancha, the "loins" of the Incan empire and what used to be a temple completely gilded in gold. The Spanish had their way with that building and build a monastery/church over top of it. Typical.










The enormous stone walls you see below are original Incan walls tediously placed together with no mortar.

6 comments:

Melissa said...

Yeah, that bathtub was weird. Good "talking" to you today

Elizabeth said...

Woah, what a crazy table! I'm so glad you get to go and do these adventures. It is good for your heart and long-term memories.

Brian and Carly said...

So awesome! I'll admit that I'm super jealous of your adventures! You must be having the time of your lives. We love you guys!

Car

Milmonster said...

That table is different. I'm jealous of your awesome summer!

Alicia said...

Super fun experiences! Sounds amazing but also I'm also a little glad it's you and not me. Ohhh...the comforts of home.

Brenna said...

Ha ha! Alicia, I totally understand. We definitely miss a lot of the comforts of home. We have to remind ourselves now and then what a special experience this is and to stop thinking about our own bed and Wendy's frosties and warm weather!!!