Sunday, February 19, 2017

Travels with our Grandkids IV c – Peru

Moray Agricultural Complex – Incas used these precisely irrigated circular terraces for agricultural experimentation, taking advantage of the sharp elevation differentials and dramatic microclimate variation.

I found my GPS useful for identifying landmarks by plotting latitude and longitude and direction of view, and noting these figures in my sketchbook. The mountain peak on the right, seen from this viewpoint (located at 13 degrees south, 73 degrees west, looking WNW) was later identified as Veronique.

 Here is a detailed view of Nick’s version of Moray. He actually climbed down to the lowest (and hottest) level of the complex, so included the cantilevered stone steps between the terraces in his painting.