MY trip

This forum is for members to discuss topics that do not relate to anime music videos.

Postby downwithpants » Wed May 16, 2007 12:27 am

a guard house sits at the top of the terraces
Image

part of the incan plumbing system, to irrigate water from the mountain through the city.
Image

a room where tombs where buried. a stone with 3 steps carved into it represents the 3 stages of life and afterlife - the earth, the heavens, and the underworld. but instead of going to heaven or hell after you die, you reincarnate into the following stage sequentially and it cycles. (so earth, heaven, underworld, earth, heaven, underworld, etc.)
Image

more perfectly fitted stones
Image

more examples of trapezoids in incan architecture
Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Wed May 16, 2007 12:27 am

Image

Image

part of a stone quarry in machu picchu
Image

the ladies taking a break
Image

Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Wed May 16, 2007 12:28 am

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Wed May 16, 2007 12:57 am

Image

Image

one of my favorite pics. a husband and wife enjoy the view. you can't see from this resolution, but they are also sharing earbuds.
Image

Image

Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Wed May 16, 2007 12:57 am

AND NOW TIME FOR TEH LLAMAS!
Image

BABY LLAMA
Image

HAI GUYS
Image

Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Wed May 16, 2007 12:58 am

THE OLD MAN IS TRY TOUCH MY BUTT
Image

MAMA IM SCURRED
Image

Image

Image

<3 <3 <3
Image

...to be continued
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Thu May 17, 2007 10:50 pm

after machu picchu, we took a short bus ride down to the near town of Aguas Calientes. as suggested by the name, there are hot springs there, but i didn't visit them because i'd have been rushed if i did. i had a lunch with a few others from the group and nancy the tour guide. after lunch mommy and me toured a bit of the town. and i got ice cweam.
Image

so we were scheduled for 5:15 train ride from aguas calientes to ollantaytambo that evening. upon arriving at the boarding area at 4:45, we saw waves of passengers and train staff running the other way. in the middle of the confusion we were told to get to higher ground... then to go chase our train, which had left the station.

there was a landslide on a nearby mountain. the train station decided to evacuate the station and move the trains out on to the track away from the station, because in previous years, landslides have slid to the tracks and blocked the trains in the train station. so for the next hour we were lugging our luggage (i guess that's why it's called that) for probably a bit over a mile, looking for our train, getting on the wrong one, walking some more and finally finding it. (sorry no pics at the moment, one of the other group members might have a pic).

anyways, we finally got back to ollantaytambo, took a bus to cusco, and slept there for the night. i noticed an interesting sign by our door:
Image
peru gets a good amount of earthquakes, but i suppose i felt all the more secure with that sign.
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Thu May 17, 2007 10:52 pm

APRIL 26
we flew from cusco to lima (the capital) in the morning. we headed out on a city tour in the afternoon. here, we stopped at a plaza (they have lots of those in peru, wish we had more in the states too.) in front of the residence of the Peruvian president (i.e. their white house, not pictured directly below, you'll see it soon).
Image

a cathedral at the plaza. they had lots of pretty cathedrals.
Image

Image

Image

Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Thu May 17, 2007 10:55 pm

a walking mall, one of the nicer places in the city.
Image

here's the peruvian "white house"
Image

Image

there were two assault tanks in front of the gates to the white house, one on each side. they were there for "in case of emergency." ironically, the guard in the truck isn't just looking down, he's asleep -.-
Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Thu May 17, 2007 10:56 pm

a franciscan cathedral we visited. photography wasn't allowed inside the cathedral, but they had some impressive frescos, a funny version of "the last supper" featuring a guinea pig as the main course, and they also took us into the catacombs, where we saw a shit load of skulls and femurs (they threw away the other bones i guess).
Image

Image

Image

that night we had our first sit-down dinner in 4 days (though we were way underdressed). the restaurant was pretty fancy- it was built on a dock protruding out into the ocean. i had duck that was realllllll good.
Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Thu May 17, 2007 10:57 pm

APRIL 27
i got a massage at a hotel (not the one we stayed at, the spa was at a much more expensive one, mind you). it was on the roof floor of the hotel, where they also had a pool. you can see the restaurant we ate at the last night at the end of the dock.
Image

ice cweam sammich :twisted:
Image
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby downwithpants » Thu May 17, 2007 10:58 pm

FIN
maskandlayer()|My Guide to WMM 2.x
a-m-v.org Last.fm|<a href="http://www.frappr.com/animemusicvideosdotorg">Animemusicvideos.org Frappr</a>|<a href="http://tinyurl.com/2lryta"> Editors and fans against the misattribution of AMVs</a>
User avatar
downwithpants
BIG PICTURE person
 
Joined: 03 Dec 2002
Location: storrs, ct
Status: out of service

Postby Otohiko » Fri May 18, 2007 12:44 am

BRAVO

That was pretty amazing. Naturally, Machu Pichu is quite something and I'm further convinced it's legendary, etc.

I'm mostly fascinated by the mountain shots. I still haven't been in any major mountains, so that's perhaps natural.

Very nice, definitely something different.

MOAR TRAVEL THREADS PLZ
Otohiko
 
Joined: 05 May 2003

Postby badmartialarts » Fri May 18, 2007 1:29 am

Looks pretty cool.

Hopefully I get some good pictures of Germany if/when I get there.
Life's short.
eBayhard.
User avatar
badmartialarts
Bad Martial Artist
 
Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Location: In ur Kitchen Stadium, eatin ur peppurz

Postby oldwrench » Sun May 20, 2007 5:46 pm

Your pictures are amazing, I'm not nearly that good a photographer. You have me convinced, we're looking at a small group tour of Peru. We're a bit older so we won't be doing the camping bit.
Where did you say I'm going?.... And what am I doing in a handbasket?

Come and join us on the tiny but fun forum at http://www.allanime.org
User avatar
oldwrench
 
Joined: 29 Mar 2004
Location: Erehwon, MN

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

cron