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By handlerstudio  
Though most of Peru is not, by climate, a tropical country, the Spaniards, when they came to Peru, seem to have brought with them houses, in cities, where often all you see at street level is a wall, and a door. The door may show some of the quality of the house behind it, often a central common area surrounded by rooms, not dissimilar to what we see surrounding the Mediterranean, and which my wife and I saw in abundance in Tunisia a year later. Interesting, many of the doors are blue. These buildings, and doors are in Urabamba, in the Sacred Valley, between Pisac to the South and Olantaytumbo and further up, Macchu PIcchu to the North.

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debu 8 India
13 Apr 2013 3:49AM
A couple of good captures.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
13 Apr 2013 4:42AM
Beautiful well captured v3 is best.
13 Apr 2013 4:59AM
Fantastic images V2 is my fave excellent work!
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
13 Apr 2013 5:28AM
A great write up that alerted me to the fact that there no windows on street level !! I have seen it but never realised why Smile Excellent photos Peter !! I am again impressed by the fact that derelict places are so photogenic Smile
johnke 5 223 15
13 Apr 2013 6:11AM
Your exposure and the detail you have achieved in all these shots is spot on. If I was to choose I would say V1 takes my fancy ...John
derrymaine 5 17 Greece
13 Apr 2013 6:44AM
great images!
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
13 Apr 2013 7:04AM
A great set of images.....V1 also my fav
widtink 5 406 2 Scotland
13 Apr 2013 8:40AM
These places are so photogenic Peter , V2 is my fave , even the modern door is blue i wonder if its a superstition ??

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Apr 2013 8:57AM
great set...hope you didn't suffer altitude sickness like we did SmileSmile
13 Apr 2013 9:05AM
Superb set of captures. Vi for me.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2013 11:20AM
Excellent subjects Peter. V1,2 and 3 are my favorites.
Love the ancient look, the details and textures on show. Well spotted. IB
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
13 Apr 2013 11:48AM
Excellent Set!!
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2013 12:18PM
Wonderful set of images, fabulous textures and colours, love them Smile

taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
13 Apr 2013 12:59PM
The doors in direct contrast to the derelict area suggest something intriguing within-- I, for one, am not used to seeing fortified living areas---something to think about---
excellent reportage!
Sue_R Plus
12 11 6 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2013 7:28PM
Lovely old doors, particularly V1 and V2, but really like the colour combination in V3.

Sue Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
13 Apr 2013 10:57PM
Very photogenic doors, especially V1 andV2.
Not unlike doors in Lanzerote where the island's famous architect ordained that all doors be painted green or blue.
Also I saw lots of wonderful doors in Santorini last year.
The craftmanship is be admired.
cptdaniel 6 1 United States
26 Apr 2013 2:23AM
Great shots. love V1, V2, and V3. Lovely colors and textures. Joe.

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