Day: June 8, 2020

Return to the Sacred Valley

The salt pans at Maras, Peru.

Seven years ago today we were visiting the Sacred Valley in Peru on our way to Machu Picchu. We visited the Inca crop circles at Moray and the salt pans at Maras. I had started my blog just a few weeks before to document and share our journey. Here we are seven years later and the blog continues. I noted that day how abstract the landscape was and would be something “for the studio when we’re home”. Well, better late than never.


Here is the original post for you to enjoy; “Its getting closer” refers to the anticipation of our arrival at Machu Picchu, of which more on another day


Machu Picchu – 7 The Sacred Valley June 8th, 2013




…Another day full of remarkable sights and images. The terraced Inca crop circles at Moray date back to the 13th century, each level with its own microclimate. Then on to the pre-Incan salineras or salt pans at Maras, which create a stunning abstract landscape. Something for the studio when we´re home. We then hiked down to the valley, pausing to enjoy the beauty of the Urubamba river before lunch and a quite afternoon to help acclimatize to the altitude. On to Pisac and Cusco tomorrow before meeting our hiking group on Monday evening. It´s getting closer!…