A wonderful Happy Father’s Day to all of those fathers and children out there. Here is my dad, who was an Anthropologist on the granite slide at Sacsayhuaman ruins in Cusco, Peru back in the 1950’s. This rock slide was for the Incan children of nobles. Never […]
High in the Andes mountains the glory and memory of the sacrifice Jesus Christ made is celebrated. The Fiesta de las Cruces is celebrated on the 3rd of May each year. Decorated, these crosses are included in parades for all to enjoy. Palms molded into decorative arrangements are […]
A self does not amount to much, but no self is an island; each exists in a fabric of relations that is now more complex and mobile than ever before. Jean-Francois Lyotard The fabric you see above was purchased at the Pisac Market in the Sacred Valley of […]
2012 was a wonderful photography year. With a variety of fun photo field trips, to traveling away from Maryland, my footsteps have taken me to beautiful corners of the world. I’ve learned so much about the art of photography as well. From composition with more impact, […]
Somehow these two bulls in the Andes Mountains in Peru remind me of our government representatives. With the fiscal cliff impending, it’s like two bulls in a Mexican standoff, hoping the other will back off. Here’s hoping a meeting of minds will occur.
Offering to Pachamama (Mother Earth) Following a three and a half day arduous trek across the Andes Mountains on the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu awaited my arrival. A sacred place in many ways, Machu Picchu holds a key to my spirit that cannot be explained. The Quechua Indians […]
Chinchilla!! Found in the Citadel of Machu Picchu, Chinchillas run freely through the stoned walls and pathways. This “Cuscomys Oblativa” resides only at the Machu Picchu ruins. So truly a foreign and rare sight to see.
Huge boulders are found at the Inca ruins of Sacsayhuaman. A total marvel in themselves, understanding that their weight can be up to 70 tons makes you wonder how the Incas moved them. The quarry where they came from named Sisicancha is over 3 kilometers away! Placed perfectly […]
An elderly Quechua woman walking through the bustling market of San Pedro in Cusco, Peru. Surrounded by many, but walking a solitary path. Her hard life written clearly on her face as she shuffles along the hard stone walkway. Where she was going, no one knows.
Walking the colonial streets of Cuzco, Peru one is reminded of the dominance of the Spaniards over the Incas in the early 1500’s. Being the capital of the Inca Empire, conquest of Cuzco was the triumph of the Spanish. In celebration of their success, and their determination to […]