Yesterday I joined a tour going to Cumbe Mayo, which is the site of a pre-Incan aqueduct. It is situated in the area of a “stone forest”, which has eroded over time and has taken on an extraordinary form. Apparently the locals can see various bird and animal shapes and even monks, in the formations. I was not able to discern all of the shapes but perhaps I was not understanding what was being said. Never mind, I was just happy to enjoy the rock.
There is a museum complex being built – tastefully.
View from the museum.
A viewing point for petroglyphs.
Unfortunately my photo does not show the petroglyphs very clearly.
Queuing to enter a very narrow “tunnel”. Once in, you had to keep going as there was not room to turn.
It was totally dark inside….
….with the welcome light at the end of the tunnel.
The locals were happy to pose for a photo – for a small fee.
The aqueduct was constructed with just a slight gradient.
I did manage to spot the bird shape here. There was some debate as to whether it was an eagle or condor.
I thought it was a giant stonechat.
I bought two hard boiled eggs from this lady for my lunch.
A clearer example of a petroglyph.