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12th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A Window to the Past

It's impossible to avoid history at Machu Picchu, and why would you want to? It's incredible seeing what ancient people were able to build and accomplish given the tools they had available to them and being able to walk where they walked was an experience I will never forget. This picture attempts to capture the beauty of the architecture as well as maybe provide an idea of what the Incan people might have seen as they walked through Machu Picchu.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Peru
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX30 IS
Copyright: © Sarah Swanson