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These are the ruins of Tilcara in NW Argentina. This is the site of a pukara a pre-Colombian fortified town. The ruins are quite extensive and have been partially been restored by a team from the University of Buenos Aires. The site is located by the village of Tilcara on the main road between the cities Salta and Jujuy and the Bolivian border, not far to the north, at an altitude of just under 3000m. This section of the road passes through the Quebrada de Humahuaca, a desert canyon famous for its multi-coloured rock formations. Due to the high altitude climbing up here left me out of breath but I think the view was worth it!

This was originally taken on Kodachrome 200 - not my favourite film as its colours are rather dull and it has an unfortunate habit of turning everything pink. So after scanning I removed the colour cast and boosted saturation and contrast a little to compensate.

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Additional Photos by Matt Jackson (ReynardTheFox) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 85 W: 8 N: 28] (260)
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