Photographs by Richard Freeman
If the Mayan ruins of Tikal were impressive (and they were), well the entire area of Peru in and around Cuzco (The Sacred Valley) was even more so, due to the number of ruins, highways, cities, and the spectacular Andean backdrop. The Inca Empire was the largest empire in pre-Columbian South America. Its capital was Cuzco, Peru. Its empire stretched from what is today southern Colombia to northern Chile and Argentina.
Nazca Lines - The Inca are not the only pre-columbian civilization in Peru, just contemplate the achievement of the mysterious Nazca Lines.
All the photos were taken in 1986, and all were shot on 35mm film.
Tech note: Some of the negatives had faded to the point that I had to "get creative" with some of the color correcting. A few I turned to black & white or gave a sepia tone look. Others I cut back on the color saturation, making them appear nearly black & white, but with subtle areas of color. It was quite fun actually.