Machu Picchu in the Mist, Peru

Machu Picchu in the Mist, Peru

Without a doubt the ruins of Machu Picchu high above the Urubamba River (visible to the left of the ruin) is one of the Wonders of the World. It had been a dream of mine to visit the site for many, many years. The spectacular views everywhere I looked, brought on the Stendhal Syndrome once again, as I was overwhelmed by the beauty of the place. This had only happened once before, and that was when I visited Florence, Italy. 

The rain and the clouds over the Andes added atmosphere to the photographs and highlighted the lushness of the area high in the mountains.