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(Telegraph)   World's highest resolution picture of Machu Picchu stitched together from 1920 images. I just can't get over it   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 91
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2012-11-18 10:56:01 AM
I enjoyed the larger print of that fine piece: Macho Grande.
 
2012-11-18 11:01:57 AM
Perhaps you should try a few impressions, subby.
 
2012-11-18 11:04:40 AM
1920 seems pretty old. Why couldn't they have taken more modern pictures?
 
2012-11-18 12:02:58 PM
Ow my tubes
 
2012-11-18 12:15:08 PM
Check out the floating head on the stairs
 
2012-11-18 12:23:37 PM

mactobain: Check out the floating head on the stairs


Don't worry about it, that dude is about to kick it away.
 
2012-11-18 12:32:30 PM
i105.photobucket.com

I ain't got no body.
 
2012-11-18 12:33:56 PM
Was it over when the Aztecs bombed Machu Picchu? NO!
 
2012-11-18 12:34:30 PM
i105.photobucket.com
The Inca made this mysterious site using nothing but giant boulders and human torsos.
 
2012-11-18 12:38:54 PM
i1063.photobucket.com

In the photo editor's defense, this guy's hair is exceptionally rock coloured.
 
2012-11-18 12:53:14 PM
It's even better in person. I can't recommend the Inca Trail enough to anyone who is curious about it, and I'd recommend going as soon as you can, since they are eventually going to stop letting people do it.
 
2012-11-18 12:55:45 PM

DamnYankees: It's even better in person. I can't recommend the Inca Trail enough to anyone who is curious about it, and I'd recommend going as soon as you can, since they are eventually going to stop letting people do it.


I'm hoping to do that within the next two years, though my family is now talking about going to Spain instead.
 
2012-11-18 01:09:56 PM
 
2012-11-18 01:27:10 PM

FloydA: [i105.photobucket.com image 623x386]
The Inca made this mysterious site using nothing but giant boulders and human torsos.


And those boulders perfectly fit together. Human torsos, while easier to carve, don't last as long as rocks...

/maybe I've said too much...
 
2012-11-18 01:54:51 PM

DamnYankees: It's even better in person. I can't recommend the Inca Trail enough to anyone who is curious about it, and I'd recommend going as soon as you can, since they are eventually going to stop letting people do it.


Why is that?
 
2012-11-18 02:00:23 PM
Sounds like a sneeze.
 
2012-11-18 02:03:53 PM
Ok, subby. I'm not an idiot.

They didn't have color photos in 1920!

/Anyone know how I can download that hi-res photo?
 
2012-11-18 02:06:43 PM
The chick in white towards the left with the disembodied torso above her head has some ok titties.
 
2012-11-18 02:07:18 PM
anyone know where a recreation of the ruins are?
 
2012-11-18 02:07:24 PM

Cerebral Knievel: 1920 seems pretty old. Why couldn't they have taken more modern pictures?


I can't tell you that. It's classified.
 
2012-11-18 02:07:45 PM
i50.tinypic.com 
A couple more torso ladies.
 
2012-11-18 02:09:56 PM

VvonderJesus: Sounds like a sneeze.


Like most things, the Inca Trail is being ruined by biatches and arseholes. Tourists are using the ruins for latrines, leaving their powerbar wrappers and water bottles everywhere, and carving their names into ancient stones.

Macchu Picchu has some interesting routes that you can take. Apparently, it's considered a medium level trail if you can fly...
farm7.staticflickr.com 

farm7.staticflickr.com
 
2012-11-18 02:10:03 PM
Dat floating hat
 
2012-11-18 02:10:10 PM
closest one i've found

i36.photobucket.com

/hot
 
2012-11-18 02:10:24 PM
Rock Head:

i1164.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-18 02:11:35 PM

GungFu: Ok, subby. I'm not an idiot.

They didn't have color photos in 1920!


Sure they did.
 
2012-11-18 02:12:58 PM

LordOfThePings: GungFu: Ok, subby. I'm not an idiot.

They didn't have color photos in 1920!

Sure they did.


Oops, early NSFW.
 
2012-11-18 02:13:30 PM
It is a nice hike, but it was full of aging hipsters, hostel hipsters, and obese lesbians. It was like Portland in the Andes.
 
2012-11-18 02:13:52 PM
It looks like a nice place to live. But I wouldn't want to visit there. Not with all those body parts floating around.
 
2012-11-18 02:13:54 PM

Ender's: Macho


That one picture...over Macho Grande?
 
GBB
2012-11-18 02:14:13 PM
My mind always translates Machu Picchu to Macho Penner.
 
2012-11-18 02:14:39 PM

duffblue: DamnYankees: It's even better in person. I can't recommend the Inca Trail enough to anyone who is curious about it, and I'd recommend going as soon as you can, since they are eventually going to stop letting people do it.

Why is that?


Oops, replied to the wrong post... see my above post.
 
2012-11-18 02:14:50 PM

duffblue: DamnYankees: It's even better in person. I can't recommend the Inca Trail enough to anyone who is curious about it, and I'd recommend going as soon as you can, since they are eventually going to stop letting people do it.

Why is that?


Preservation. They are worried about it being run down by tourists, sort of like how you can't climb on the pyramids in Egypt or walk on certain sections of the Great Wall.
 
2012-11-18 02:15:35 PM

rf134a: VvonderJesus: Sounds like a sneeze.

Like most things, the Inca Trail is being ruined by biatches and arseholes. Tourists are using the ruins for latrines, leaving their powerbar wrappers and water bottles everywhere, and carving their names into ancient stones.

Macchu Picchu has some interesting routes that you can take. Apparently, it's considered a medium level trail if you can fly...
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x333] 

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


It is still standing because Latin Americans didn't build it.
 
2012-11-18 02:16:52 PM

DamnYankees: It's even better in person. I can't recommend the Inca Trail enough to anyone who is curious about it, and I'd recommend going as soon as you can, since they are eventually going to stop letting people do it.


I couldn't agree with you more. I went years ago and it was life-changingly beautiful.

What's this about not letting people go anymore? Do you mean on the Inca trail or are they going to close off some sections of Macchu Pichu?
 
2012-11-18 02:21:01 PM

rf134a: VvonderJesus: Sounds like a sneeze.

Like most things, the Inca Trail is being ruined by biatches and arseholes. Tourists are using the ruins for latrines, leaving their powerbar wrappers and water bottles everywhere, and carving their names into ancient stones.

Macchu Picchu has some interesting routes that you can take. Apparently, it's considered a medium level trail if you can fly...
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x333] 

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x375]


I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

i50.tinypic.com 

That just looks so awesome. I think I can camp there for a few days. Grew my own vegetables on the terrraces....
 
2012-11-18 02:21:35 PM

mongbiohazard: What's this about not letting people go anymore? Do you mean on the Inca trail or are they going to close off some sections of Macchu Pichu?


I remember discussions of both, but mostly Macchu Picchu itself. Apparently there were talks of creating a rope cable car which would take you very close to the ground and let you see things close up, but you wouldn't be able to actually walk on the grounds. This is how they do it at Chichen Itza, I think.
 
2012-11-18 02:22:40 PM

GungFu: I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.


Yes it is. But its very hard. I didn't do it. But if you go through the Inca Trail and enter via the Sun Gate, its just as great and there aren't many tourists (since it will be 4 AM when you go through it).
 
2012-11-18 02:27:54 PM

DamnYankees: GungFu: I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

Yes it is. But its very hard. I didn't do it. But if you go through the Inca Trail and enter via the Sun Gate, its just as great and there aren't many tourists (since it will be 4 AM when you go through it).



Thanks for the info. Looks like I need to go into training for this future trip. It just has to be done. A Bucket List trip.
 
2012-11-18 02:31:43 PM

GungFu: DamnYankees: GungFu: I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

Yes it is. But its very hard. I didn't do it. But if you go through the Inca Trail and enter via the Sun Gate, its just as great and there aren't many tourists (since it will be 4 AM when you go through it).


Thanks for the info. Looks like I need to go into training for this future trip. It just has to be done. A Bucket List trip.


You gotta do it. The Inca Trail itself has many ruins along the way which, IMO, come close to rivaling Macchu Picchu itself but are not famous at all - Wiñay Wayna for example, was my favorite. Just a gorgeous place.
 
2012-11-18 02:34:06 PM

GungFu: DamnYankees: GungFu: I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

Yes it is. But its very hard. I didn't do it. But if you go through the Inca Trail and enter via the Sun Gate, its just as great and there aren't many tourists (since it will be 4 AM when you go through it).


Thanks for the info. Looks like I need to go into training for this future trip. It just has to be done. A Bucket List trip.


The altitude can be a bit rough on you if you are not used to it, when I went I had been living at about 6000 feet above sea level in Colombia for a year, so it was easy, but I would have had a rough going of it it I hadn't.

If you do the South America thing head to Cartagena first, the old city is amazing, or hit it on the way out.



Don't forget to eat the national dish. Guinea pig!

amykloner.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-11-18 02:36:40 PM
robotic camera mount

Otherwise known as the Gigapan.

/saving up my loose change for one
 
2012-11-18 02:36:51 PM

theflatline: Don't forget to eat the national dish. Guinea pig!


That shiat was gross.
 
2012-11-18 02:37:11 PM

GungFu: rf134a: VvonderJesus: Sounds like a sneeze.

Like most things, the Inca Trail is being ruined by biatches and arseholes. Tourists are using the ruins for latrines, leaving their powerbar wrappers and water bottles everywhere, and carving their names into ancient stones.

Macchu Picchu has some interesting routes that you can take. Apparently, it's considered a medium level trail if you can fly...
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x333] 

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

[i50.tinypic.com image 619x1147] 

That just looks so awesome. I think I can camp there for a few days. Grew my own vegetables on the terrraces....


That place is called Huayna Picchu (or Wayna Picchu). Yes, you can hike up there but you have to get tickets ahead of time, as they limit the number of people who do - 400 people per day. No camping at either site. They close before sunset.

GungFu: rf134a: VvonderJesus: Sounds like a sneeze.

Like most things, the Inca Trail is being ruined by biatches and arseholes. Tourists are using the ruins for latrines, leaving their powerbar wrappers and water bottles everywhere, and carving their names into ancient stones.

Macchu Picchu has some interesting routes that you can take. Apparently, it's considered a medium level trail if you can fly...
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x333] 

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

[i50.tinypic.com image 619x1147] 

That just looks so awesome. I think I can camp there for a few days. Grew my own vegetables on the terrraces....


Yeah, you can get up there - it's called Huayna Picchu (or Wayna Picchu). They limit it to 400 people/day, so you'll want to get tickets ahead of time. No camping there or at Machu Picchu - no one is allowed in either place after sunset (or well....5pm when I was there).

/Did the trail this summer.
//And a bit extra to make it a full marathon.
///In a day. It normally takes 3-4
////farking awesome trip, although I may want to go back and do it again, more slowly, so I can better enjoy the scenery
 
2012-11-18 02:38:03 PM
Oh, goddamn window grabbed my draft from previous time and included it automatically. Gah.
 
2012-11-18 02:38:05 PM

Jragghen: ///In a day. It normally takes 3-4


Why the fark would you do that? That sounds awful.
 
2012-11-18 02:39:39 PM

DamnYankees: Jragghen: ///In a day. It normally takes 3-4

Why the fark would you do that? That sounds awful.


A friend of mine who does ultras went "hey, I'm going to be doing this race on the Inca Trail. Want to come?" So I said yes, as a spectator. Then found out only runners could go on the trail, and I figured "when's the next time I'll be able to do this again?" So I did.

And now I'm one of the first 10 people to ever have run an official marathon on the Inca Trail in a day. Which is kinda awesome. Only 12 people out of 41 finished in a day.

It was my second marathon ever :D
 
2012-11-18 02:40:54 PM

GungFu: rf134a: VvonderJesus: Sounds like a sneeze.

Like most things, the Inca Trail is being ruined by biatches and arseholes. Tourists are using the ruins for latrines, leaving their powerbar wrappers and water bottles everywhere, and carving their names into ancient stones.

Macchu Picchu has some interesting routes that you can take. Apparently, it's considered a medium level trail if you can fly...
[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x333] 

[farm7.staticflickr.com image 500x375]

I want to do the Ancient South American ruins thing before I die and I have a question for people who have already done it. Is it possible to head up to the place on top of the mountain? I don't like crowds of tourists.

[i50.tinypic.com image 619x1147] 

That just looks so awesome. I think I can camp there for a few days. Grew my own vegetables on the terrraces....


Yes
 
2012-11-18 02:43:47 PM
Not impressive enough unfortunately... 
i49.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-18 02:45:16 PM

DamnYankees: theflatline: Don't forget to eat the national dish. Guinea pig!

That shiat was gross.


A less toursity and it is pre-incan, city is La Ciuadad Perdida in Colombia, the lost city. Was found founded 650 years before Machu Piccu, and is very clean, and very intact.

It is a three day hike in, and a three day hike out. But worth it. Not many tourists at all.

I did it when I was 40, and trained for it, but it was well worth it. What helped was that i got to stare at little Aussie chicks rump in short shorts the entire time.

I got married this year, so that was the last thing to cross off my bucket list.
 
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