I’ve been trying to compile a list of things that were good about our whirlwind trip to Peru, despite bad hosts, bad e.coli poisoning, and delirium in the Amazon Jungle. The first things I thought of, in true North American style, were “being able to brush your teeth with tap water” and “being able to flush toilet paper down the toilet”.
Then yesterday, we had a friend over that Alaryyk met at the hospital in December. I did a “slideshow” of our photos, something I’ve never done before, and discovered that with my little iPhone I captured…
The astronaut or “owl man” – the most controversial imprint in the series of (manmade) images from 2000 years ago called the Nazca Lines. There he is, waving to us from the side of a burro!
I realized my pictures of the lines had turned out better than I thought, viewing them for the first time on a large screen. Here you can see the “Condor” (give yourself a minute – s/he’s on the middle right hand side of the picture).
The monkey with her/his spiral tail (right side at centre):
The Hummingbird (centre):
The spider (bottom left side, above the trapezoid):
Some believe the Nazca lines are evidence of an ancient civilization that was in contact with aliens, but much more likely, they are an incredible human feat that was used as an astrological calendar and map.
Back to trying to think of more items for this list…