Thursday, August 25, 2005
Here's another one of the pic's I used as a screensaver. My brother took this while on assignment with the embassy in Lima. He gets all the sweet gigs.
I've always been fascinated with Machu Picchu in Peru. The name means "manly peak", but most of the people that lived there were women, children and priests.
Someday, I hope to see this place for myself. For now, I guess I'll just have to keep staring at my computer all day, thinking about what's outside.
I just love this picture, how the green mountain floats above the mist/clouds. Every time I look at this scene I search for that one, solitary tree and.... ponder it.
The Incans thought their gods would reign forever and would keep them forever as well. They built this place as a temple. Spanish documents of the Indian Archives in Seville record that Incan leader Atahuallpato said to Fray Wicente Valverde, when asked to accept Christ-- "The Christ that you speak of died, the Sun and Moon never die, besides how do you know your god created the world?"
But for the tourists, and occasional goat, the temple stands empty today.