Sep 192011
 

Aguas Calientes is a small town that serves as base camp to the climb to the Machu Pichu. It can only be reached by train. The 3 hours ride, Orient Express style, through Sacred Valley is stunning and a feeling of “end of the world” overwhelmed me as we entered the Aguas Calientes train station. Still, life in Aguas Calientes looks to be like any other place in the world. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 182011
 

A few kilometers away form Cusco lays the Sacred Valley. A fertile land where many Inca cities prospered, it is home to thousands of terraces built on the slopes of the mountains. And almost 600 years after the conquest by Spaniards, traditions and folklore is still perpetuated by many of its inhabitants.  (for better viewing, launch slideshow by clicking on first picture, navigation buttons will then appear)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux

Sep 172011
 

Between fruits, meat, vegetables, fish and flowers, all seem to find a few seconds to dive in their inner world. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 162011
 

Cusco, once the proud capital of the great Inca Empire, is nowadays a city like any other one. Except maybe for the fact that is stands at 3400 meters high and any foreigner will find itself out of breathe after a short walk … not many pictures taken today. (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 142011
 

Today’s pictures have no theme. They are a result of my wanderings in Lima. Street photography is not reportage, but a personal vision on the world around us. It does not tell one story, but many, with the freedom for each of to create our own plots.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph

Sep 132011
 

It might not be as glamorous as Hawai, the Gold Coast or Biarritz, yet Lima also has its surfing spots. And a few brave surfers have come from all around the world to ride the cold Pacific waves on this chilly Spring Monday.  (click on pictures for high res)

All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph