|Bricks drying in the sun
Traditional Peruvian building materials, these bricks are made from mud and straw. When the building is built, they're painted over with lime.
We stopped because there was a restaurant that had some kind of arrangement with our guide. We ignored the restaurant and explored this lovely little village instead.
On the way back in the evening. I asked why someone had carved "711" on the mountain. Apparently, that's the local polytechnic, which people are very proud of.
It took a fair bit of pressure to produce it. Hard to see in the picture, but there's some carving on this one, too.
We were dropped here for some last-minute tourist shopping. The less materialistic among us had time for a walk and some pictures.
Chinchero was being renovated at the time of our visit. The lime was off the walls, and there was mud squishing under our feet.
|More of Chinchero
Mud or no mud, the place was exquisitely beautiful.
|Evening over the valley|
|A little bit later.|