Today was a gorgeous day and we headed out of the city, by bus, to visit Ingapirca Archaelogical site, home of the Inca’s Temple of the Sun, storage chambers, observatories and roads.
I encourage you to click on the photos, especially the landscape ones, to see them in bigger size. It’s worth the extra few seconds.
Let’s begin with the view from the bus window. As much as I enjoy the old architecture of Cuenca, there are also some really neat modern building in southern Ecuador.
It was a 2 1/2 hour trip and I was glued to the bus window the whole time.
One of the things I love about Ecuador is the colours!
everywhere you look, vibrant and rich.
We arrived right around noon and it was very comfortable up there….we were at 3400 meters ( around 13000 feet above sea level).
That’s high folks.
A beautiful temple built by the Incas. The whole area was mostly for religious rituals and, in spite of all the years, the deaths, the theories and questions, there is a lovely peaceful feel about this area.
On June 21st, each year, on what we call the Summer Solstice the light of the setting sun falls right across the top of this rock. Every year.
The view from the top of the temple has changed over the centuries but, somehow, I sense it has always been filled with life.
Of course, you knew I would find a door! This was on a path we hiked behind the temple area.
Flowers, with their gentle sway, always add a touch of beauty to any day. And these bloom in France as well.
I rarely take pictures of people……just because….but this woman’s energy seems a lovely touch of grace on this day.
I leave you with this verse from an Inca prayer for Creating Sacred Space
Mother Earth, Pachamama, Tierra Madre
We celebrate all those that live within you, around you, and surrounding you
All of our relations
We thank you for sustaining us in all of our lifetimes
Sing to us, our original healed soul song
Teach us to remember who we are.
(you can read the entire prayer, which is quite beautiful, here)