The Nazca Lines

The Monkey — about 190 ft (58 m) tall and 330 ft (100 m) long.

Becky’s back with a new month of squares, and the theme is Lines.

These three animal outlines are part of the collection of very large geometric patterns and animal shapes formed in the earth and known collectively as The Nazca Lines. They are in Peru, near the town of Nazca (Nasca). Theories abound regarding the lines’ age, origin, purpose, method of creation — even aliens get a mention. You can read more about the lines here and here.

The Whale

The Hummingbird — about 300 ft (91 m) long

Posted as part of October Squares Lines&Squares

These photos are dreadful quality — taken in 1999 from a small plane with dirty windows using a cheap film camera — but I thought these particular ‘lines’ were an interesting interpretation with which to kick off the month.

8 thoughts on “The Nazca Lines

    • As I just said in a reply to Becky — so many fabulous sights in those two months. Rio de Janeiro, Iguacu Falls, the Andes, Lake Titicaca, Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Galapagos Islands, and much more. And none with a good camera. 😦

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        • Plus, I would not even consider an overland trek now — 20 people in a giant truck for 2 months, camping and cooking ourselves. My tastes are rather different these days. 😉 But I’m glad I got to see Machu Picchu before time and visitor limits were applied. I roamed around at will all day, but I think that’s not possible now.

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