0 Likes

The Making of Salt Pans at Maras
Peru

Since Incan times, the subterranean stream in Maras has been harvested for its salt. The method by which salt is obtained has largely remained unchanged : channels are built to direct the salty water downhill where it is allowed to fill and settle in hundreds of terraced ponds and left to evaporate.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 10/07/2012
Subida: 16/11/2012
Actualizado: 11/06/2014
Número de vistas:

...


Tags: salt pans; la salinas; maras; cusco; peru; inca
comments powered by Disqus

Arroz Marisco
The Mineral Waterfall of Maras
Arroz Marisco
Incan Salt Pans at Maras, Cusco
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Peru Salineras
Joe Griffin
Outside the hostal in Urubamba
Seungsang Yoo(유승상)
Peru Moray
jiri spacaj
Moray, Peru
Joe Griffin
Moray from above
Joe Griffin
Moray from a little more than halfway down
Joe Griffin
Ollantaytambo at night
Joe Griffin
The courtyard in our hostal in Ollantaytambo
Joe Griffin
Ollantaytambo: View of the ruins from near the museum
David Mendoza
Ollantaytambo
Jeffrey Martin
Prague Aerial 360 Photo from Pisecka Brana
Паршина Ольга
Into the brain
Rüdiger Kottmann
Paris from the Eiffel Tower
Littleplanet.nl - Roelof de Vries
De Rotterdam: Panoramic view from the largest building in Europe
Tomek Zuk
Lindenbrunn Sunrise
Travel-Sphere.com
Preah Pithu V (Angkorian Ruin) [Cambodia]
Chris Ellenbogen
Tower Top
dieter kik
Swarm of Bees by the Beehive
Jeffrey Martin
360º Aerial Photo of the Kamenny Privoz Skyline G0064658
Imago Mundi
Library of the Convento de Santo Domingo - Century XVI - Lima - Perú
Nikolay Isaev
House mountain
Travel-Sphere.com
The Bayon. Towers of Smiling Faces [Cambodia]
Arroz Marisco
Leaving Quebrada Cojup
Arroz Marisco
The Glory of the Southwestern Face of Ausangate in its entirety
Arroz Marisco
Cho La Pass, Dzonghla Side, Nepal
Arroz Marisco
Along the Railway Track to Machu Picchu 3
Arroz Marisco
The Mountain Amphitheater of Ausangate
Arroz Marisco
Quebrada Santa Crua in Ruins
Arroz Marisco
The Lush Waterfalls of Ng Tung II
Arroz Marisco
Trailhead at Cashapampa
Arroz Marisco
The Lone Camp at Sunset in Quebrada Cojup
Arroz Marisco
Glowing Santo Domingo Church in the Mayan Heartland of San cristobal de las Casas
Arroz Marisco
Mirage-inducing Landscape 1 - Nguzumpa Glacier Crossing
Arroz Marisco
The Royal Residence 3
More About South America

South America makes up the southern half of the Americas and a large part of Latin America. It's home to the world's longest mountain range, biggest waterfall and largest river -- even these mammoths pale in comparison to the stunning variety of life forms thriving in the rainforest. To the northwest, off the coast of Ecuador, lie the Galapagos Islands, which are unique for hosting species not found anywhere else on earth. These were the subject of study for Charles Darwin in his theory of evolution, which he himself said will require proof in every single case. The main languages in South America are Spanish and Portugese, which basically tells you which European countries colonized the place. The South American wars of independence took place over two decades in the early 19th century, led by Simon Bolivar of Venezuela and Jose san Martin of Argentina. Following liberation from Portugal and Spain, South America took off into its own development, capitalizing on the rich deposits of oil, gold, copper, silver and tango musicians. Brazil is the largest country in South America and home to one of the world's best parties, Carnaval. Have you heard of samba music? How about bossa nova? Maybe dancing for three days straight? I can't say enough good things about South America. All the world's continents have amazing secrets and treasures laying in wait for your discovery, but in South America... just have a look at our pictures while you're waiting for online confirmation of your plane tickets to hit your inbox.Text by Steve Smith.