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Aguas Calientes   Aguas Calientes, statue of Inca emperor

  Urubamba River
Perurail skydome train   Ollantaytambo, statue of Pachacuti, Inca chief   Ollantaytambo, many structures are built upon previous structures. Temple Hill is a few blocks from the town square.

Ollantaytambo, terraces of Temple Hill in morning light show a snake shadow heading up the hill (note rounded tail)

  Ollantaytambo, Sun Temple monoliths. Below are large fitted stones typical of other Inca walls.   Ollantaytambo, six of the monoliths stand together forming a massive wall (pre-Inca?)
Ollantaytambo, Water Temple with double-jam doorways and niches leads into fountain

  Ollantaytambo, numerous fountains and water channels end valley   Ollantaytambo, fountains
Ollantaytambo, smooth carved rocks indicate importance, as does rock pegs. A common motif is 3 steps.

  Ollantaytambo, smooth, double-frame niches indicate importance   Ollantaytambo, smooth well-fitted rocks, signifying importance
Ollantaytambo Valley with image stone on right   Ollantaytambo, large, thin image stone erected like a wall (similar rock at Machu Picchu). Mimic of Pinkuylluna mountain.

  Ollantaytambo, Pinkuylluna mountain
Ollantaytambo, face of Tunupa and graineries? on Pinkuylluna   Ollantaytambo, profile of condor with beak protruding and plummage to the right. Smooth carved rocks below.

  Ollantaytambo, Inca profile (face lower left and headdress above) on Pinkuylluna
Sacred Valley, most fertile soils

  Maras, a high Andean town   High Andes
Moray, experimental Inca faming?   Above Sacred Valley floor, salt mining   Pisac, Sun temple with Intiwatana (ceremonial stone)
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