Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Nasca Lines

Just north of Nasca, Peru lie the enigmatic Nasca Lines and geoglyphs
that were formed by the Nasca people between 1400 and 1800 years
ago. Our flight lasted for 30 minutes and we saw almost two dozen
different distinct shapes. We definitely needed our air sickness meds
as the small six seater plane made some pretty scary dips and turns
to make sure we got great views of each drawing. Designated a World
Heritage site by the United Nations in 1994, it's not a easy place to get
to as we had to take a bus for six hours from Lima through miles and
miles of pretty bleak desert.

Click on Each Photo to Enlarge

The Astronaut

The Spider

The Condor

A Trapezoid

The Whale

The Hummingbird

The Monkey

A Trapezoid

The Parrot

The Tree and The Hands

Landing at Aeropuerto Maria Reiche

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