Tag Archives: Peru

Weekly Photo Challenge: Quest

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Machu Picchu (Peru)

My quest for Wonder … the ruins of Machu Picchu. Just like many things in life, there is an easy way of getting there via a 20 minutes bus ride and there is also a tough way of doing a 3-day hike along the Inca Trial. I took the latter option.

I want to make a photo, not just take a photo. I do not need another postcard shot. I do not want myself in the picture. And I do not like to see colorful tourists dotting the ruins. So I decided to shoot it in black/white to illustrate the mysterious nature and rawness of the ancient site.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Door

A Line of Portable Toilets

A Line of Portable Toilets

These temporary toilets aligned neatly along the street of Cusco (Peru), supposedly ready for a massive festival or street parade. However, they were carelessly misoriented such that the front door of each cubicle was stacked against the backside of the next cubicle! Not sure if I describe the situation well enough, but you are actually looking at the sides of the toilets!

OMG, nature calls, where’s the door?!

This is my response to Weekly Photo Challenge: Door (or the lack of one).

Weekly Photo Challenge: New

In the mood for ... school

In the mood for … school

A fresh beginning. School starts again for the new year. This is my interpretation of the New theme.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

KM 82

KM 82

KM 82 is the starting point of Inca Trail (3-day hike) to Machu Picchu. From here, it appears that everything converges to infinity. Discouraging, and yet exciting!

Willis Tower

Willis Tower

Willis Tower (still commonly referred to as Sears Tower) is an iconic skyscraper in Chicago.

One Night in Taipei

One Night in Taipei

A wet night in Taipei. I love the reflection on the ground, which somehow enhanced the convergence effect.

These are my interpretations of the theme Converge. Which do you like?

Weekly Photo Challenge: Angular

Ollantaytambo, Peru

Ollantaytambo, Peru

I thought the valley forms a nice symmetry and angle. This is my interpretation of the theme Angular.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Achievement

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

Inca Trail

Inca Trail

During June 2014, I hiked and completed the Inca Trail in Peru. Took 3 days to reach Machu Picchu and was rewarded with a breathtaking view. This is my interpretation of the theme Achievement. Still can’t believe that I survived the hike.