Look and marvel at the skill of the Incas in working stone
DP011 Posted January 11; created January 10
Four close ups of uniquely shaped stones in the famous Cusco sight, the Wall of the Incas, flank a view of the street along which the wall is found. It isn't only the shapes of the stones one marvels at, but the exactness of the fit between neighbors. No mortar is necessary to keep this wall standing through the centuries. You might also compare the care that was lavished on dressing the stones in this wall with the much smaller effort applied to preparing the stones (though not necessarily to constructing the wall) in the wall in my Jan. 09 post from Machu Picchu. In fairness, there are walls in buildings at Machu Picchu where great care was taken to dress the stones.
Taken May 17, 2009. Edited January 10, 2014.
Full resolution versions of each frame are in my Cusco gallery (which is, at this moment, very incomplete), here: http://arctangent.smugmug.com/Travel-International/Peru/Cusco/35923043_B5XTbD
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From Older DailyPhotos #3 early 2014