Wednesday, September 2, 2015

On the road less travelled again

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Colca Canyon
Watercolour and crayon
©2015 Charlene Brown

This canyon in southern Peru was also mentioned in the Globe & Mail article about lesser-known, but spectacular, sights in South America. 

More than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States, the canyon supports an impressive agricultural base laid out on hundreds of pre-Incan stepped terraces.

Colca Canyon reminded me of other paintings of the terraces found throughout this part of the Andes that I've written about – the Incan Salt Pans at Salineras de Maras  and the agricultural complex at Moray