|Andes Women Cutting Potatoes|
Cusco is a cultural heritage of the world. It’s up there with the UNESCO World Heritage site if you check the list. I’ve been to quite a few on the list. The city is located in the valley of the Watanay River; the Inca Manqo Qhapaq between the XI & XII centuries A.D. as the capital city of the Tawantinsuyo founded it. Later on the 23 March 1534, the Conqueror Francisco Pizarro founded the Spanish city over the Inca Capital. He did leave the same Incaic setup-temples, places & different residences from different times as an architectonic example of an important cultural fusion. Cusco name originates from the Quechua world “Qosqo”, which means “navel” or center of the Tawantinsuyo. Definitely a fusion is the first impression of setting foot here with that old-world feel. Massive Spanish style architecture structures line the line street. Gateway to the Inca world is found here. Must think about my “layers” to tell a story threw the lens. I don’t think that I’m not going to find a subject to work, work it baby work it.
|Looking Threw the Temples inside of the Qorikancha|