I took these photos on an extended trip with my wife to Peru and Brazil during the autumn of 2015. I took the photos of Peru in Lima and at Machu-Picchu. The Brazil photos were taken in Rio de Janeiro and Salvador, which is north of Rio, on the coast.
Despite the hoards of tourist that reportedly travel there every year, Machu Picchu is worth the effort. It is a living ghost of a long abandoned kingdom at the top of the world. The beautifully landscaped ruinous structures that still survive seem to pay homage to the towering Andes mountain tops that surround them.