Tagged With "Peru"

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Sunrise

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Sunrise
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Eiffel Aduana

Jonathan L ·
Eiffel Aduana
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Dolphins

Jonathan L ·
Dolphins
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Peppers

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Peppers
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Huaca de Luna

Jonathan L ·
Huaca de Luna
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Huaca de Luna wall

Jonathan L ·
Huaca de Luna wall
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Lima: Miraflores Beach

Jonathan L ·
Lima: Miraflores Beach
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Coquimbo car statue

Jonathan L ·
Coquimbo car statue
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Lima balconies

Jonathan L ·
Lima balconies
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Re: The Nazca Lines, Peru (Where Gumbo Was #115)

DrFumblefinger ·
I thought I'd add this as a footnote to the post. Japanese scientists believe they have discovered a number of new shapes in the Nazca lines. You can read more at this link .
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Re: 'New Machu Picchu'...but who will benefit?

PortMoresby ·
I suspect not all visitors to the site will take the easy way, the cable car. Some, no doubt, will continue to take the route through the villages, precisely because it includes the villages. Not everyone is in a hurry. There may be fewer going that way, or maybe not. As more learn of the existence of Kuelap, a certain percentage will opt for the more in-depth experience and it could conceivably increase the number of visitors to the surrounding villages. I wouldn't be surprised. As with...
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Re: 'New Machu Picchu'...but who will benefit?

PHeymont ·
And hopefully, not the gondola, either!
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Re: 'New Machu Picchu'...but who will benefit?

DrFumblefinger ·
Certainly the building of the gondola must have created many good jobs, as will maintaining and running it. And as PM has suggested, more tourism to the area will benefit everyone.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 19, 2013: Machu Picchu, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 Machu Picchu is a well known Inca ruin situated on top of a steep granite peak in the Peruvian Andes (2430 m above sea level).  Despite the altitude, its location near the equator provides a warm climate and the hills on which it rests are...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 11, 2013: "Stone of Twelve Angles", Cuzco, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Inca people of South America's Andes mountains were remarkable engineers.  Unlike Europeans, who used mortar to bond together large walls of brick or rock, Incas carefully shaped and chiseled stones so that they fit together perfectly!...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct. 21, 2013: Sullustani National Monument, Peru

DrFumblefinger ·
 During one of our trips to Peru we visited Lake Titicaca, a very large and high altitude lake in the Andes, spending a few days in the lakeside Peruvian city of Puno.  While on one of our day-trips we visited the ruins of...
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The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Everyone knows the Eiffel Tower, or Tour Eiffel. You could probably draw a pretty accurate sketch without even looking. And quite a few folks know that that Gustave Eiffel, who designed and built it, also provided the iron skeleton that keeps the...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov, 30 2013: Nazca Lines

DrFumblefinger ·
 Situated in Peru's coastal desert, about 400 km south of Lima, are a number of ancient geoglyphs the history and purpose of which is unknown.  It's thought they may have been crafted about the 5th or 6th century A.D.  These many...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, October 25, 2015: Flying over the Nazca Lines, Peru

Grand Escapades ·
    Flying in a tiny Cessna across the Nazca Lines is why people from all over the world come to this small city in the desert. The lines only were discovered once commercial airplanes started flying over the area in the 1930s.    ...
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The Nazca Lines, Peru (Where Gumbo Was #115)

DrFumblefinger ·
    Gumbo was driving down the Pan Am Highway in Peru, making his way through the Nazca Desert  along the foothills of the Andes.  This is one of the driest places in the world.   The average rainfall is less than an inch...
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'New Machu Picchu'...but who will benefit?

PHeymont ·
Peru is making plans for a cable car link to Kuelap, high in the Andes. Kuelap, centuries older than Machu Picchu, predates the Incas. It's the largest pre-Columbian stone-built city in South America, with over 400 round houses and a 1.5 km stone wall...
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Huaca de la Luna, Trujillo Peru

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L got to visit 1000-year-old temples on a cruise stop in Trujillo, Peru
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Archaeologists unveil 24 "new" Nazca Line Geoglyphs

DrFumblefinger ·
    Japanese archaeologists (Univ. of Yamagata) announced their discovery of 2 dozen new geoglyphs on Peru's the Nazca Plateau, a mile north of the city of Nazca.  These shapes are mostly geometric designs similar to others the region...
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LAN, TAM to become single airline as LATAM

PHeymont ·
  LAN, originally from Chile, and TAM, from Brazil will now become a single airline under the name LATAM, and will begin merging all their operations, with a 3-year goal of complete integration. The combined airline will continue membership in...
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Visiting an Andean School, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia shares photos and memories of a visit to a one-room school high in the Andes.
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September 26, 2019: Home-made Bricks, Peru

Sylvia ·
Sylvia shares a photo of some adobe bricks, an ancient construction element that is still commonly used in the Peruvian Andes.
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Re: Visiting an Andean School, Peru

PortMoresby ·
Just beautiful!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Travel Rob ·
Your piece will serve inspiration for many future trips,I'm sure of that.I had no clue as the extent of Eiffel's work but I now want to see several of them in person. This serves as an example of why TravelGumbo is so different and needed
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

WorkerBee ·
PHeymont, Your post reminded me that I had seen a pre-fabricated church designed by Eiffel in Baja, Mexico. It is in the small town of Santa Rosalia and still in use. There is more info here .
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

Mac ·
Absolutely fascinating, thank you. And I thought that UK's Isambard Kingdom Brunel was prolific!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
Brunel has fascinated me since reading a book on the Great Eastern, an unlucky ship he designed. Perhaps someday I can find time to post about his work...unless I hear a volunteer? Thanks!
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PortMoresby ·
I'm personally acquainted with one of Brunel's railway bridges, the Gatehampton Bridge over the Thames in Berkshire, England. I was advised by my Thames Path guidebook that I was approaching it. There was a strategically placed bench in a meadow where I sat, had a snack and looked at it from a distance for a bit before walking under it. Not at all knowledgeable, or even much interested, in bridges I tried to get at least a glimpse of what the guide meant when it said "one of Brunel's Great...
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Re: The "Eiffel Tour" Only Starts with the Tour Eiffel

PHeymont ·
T&N, you make an interesting point about the air circulation and coolness of Eiffel's building. These days we are constantly reading about advances in "green design," intended to reduce excess energy use. Ironic how well some of those principles of making life bearable were known so long ago by those who didn't have the option of mechanical air-conditioning! Another example is in today's blog about Gaudi's Casa Battlo in Barcelona, which uses an open well through the center of the...
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