Weekly Photo Challenge: Path
If a PATH well taken is measured by its continued use over time, or by the traffic that has gone that way, then this is truly a prodigious path. The photo actually shows two paths: The one along the lefthand side of the photo, built upon the terraced hillside, is the final portion of the Inca Trail leading from “the Sun Gate” down into Machu Picchu (which can be seen almost in the center of the photo). Who can guess at the numbers of people (ancient and recent) who have travelled the path to this magical place?
The second one is the serpentine path coming up from the small town of Aguas Caliente to Machu Picchu. This is the current bus path that most tourists take to the monument. It is an exciting ride, especially in bad weather, and it literally keeps you on the edge of your seat. Either path leads to the mysterious and mystical city. Either one is well worth taking if you get the chance…..