Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Tiwanaku II

This is the little valley before you get to Tiwanaku. Notice the house with the thatched roof.  Most of the farms had stacks of grasses standing in a pyramid shape and drying. 

In the town of Tiwanaku.  We love to see the men in their native dress.  We have lots of pictures of the women, but the men are interesting to see as well.  We feel uncomfortable taking pictures of them, but figured from the back wouldn't be too bad.

Elder Dibb going down the stairs and narrow opening from the main temple in Tiwanaku.

Another monolith.  This is the one you can see through the door of the moon from outside the temple complex.

This monolith that you just saw was holding things in each hand.  We thought this looked like golf clubs, so had to get a close - up.

This is the door of the sun.  You can easily see the figure of the sun in the middle.  Other figures surround it.  This one is well preserved.

This is the back side of the door of the sun. We had a great day and it was warm most of the time.  A breeze was chilly at times, but for the most part, it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed seeing the ruins a lot.  The only thing that would have made it better was if the guide would have explained things in ENGLISH.  But we got some of the information in Spanish.  There was a couple we talked to, he was from Ireland, and she was from Jerusalem.  Interesting couple.  Others were from Brazil and Paraguay.  Fin and interesting day.

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