The Walls of #ChanChan which was believed to have been constructed around 850 AD by the Chimú. It was the empire capital city with an estimated population of 40,000-60,000 people.
After the Inca conquered the #Chimú around 1470 AD, Chan Chan fell into decline. In 1535 AD, Francisco #Pizarro founded the Spanish city of #Trujillo which pushed Chan Chan further into the shadows. While no longer the capital city, Chan Chan was still well known for its riches and was looted by the Spaniards. A sixteenth century indication list of items looted from a burial tomb in Chan Chan; a treasure equivalent to 80,000 pesos of gold was recovered (nearly $5,000,000 US dollars)
Chan Chan is in a particularly arid section of the coastal desert of northern Peru. Due to the lack of rain in this area, the major source of water for Chan Chan is in the form of rivers carrying surface runoff from the #Andes. This is one of those time when the light is awful, but you convert a picture to black and white which turns it into another way of seeing a scene. @natgeo@thephotosociety
An aireal of an Oil spill on the street in #Brooklyn.
I have been working with the #Mate9 from #huaweideviceusa and I must say that I'm pretty impressed with the quality of the pictures. Thanks in no small part to the #Leica lens on the camera, it is the sharpest files I have seen from a cell phone.
Re-Editing pictures from a recent story on Vikings for @Natgeo.
Visitors walk among the Royal mounds is the name for the three large barrows which are located in Gamla Uppsala. According to ancient mythology and folklore, it would be the three gods Thor, Odin and Freyr lying in Uppsala In the 19th and 20th centuries, they were speculated to hold the remains of three kings of the legendary House of Ynglings
In fact, the oldest Scandinavian sources, such as Ynglingatal, the Westrogothic law and the Gutasaga talk of the King of Sweden as the "King at Uppsala". During the Middle Ages, it was the largest village of Uppland, the eastern part of which probably originally formed the core of the complex of properties belonging to the Swedish Crown, the so-called Uppsala öd, of which the western part consisted of the royal estate itself, kungsgården.
They are dated to the 5th and 6th centuries. The location was chosen carefully and in order to make them majestic.
As the legends go, by the burning of the dead king and his armour, he was moved to Valhalla (heaven) by the consuming force of the fire. The fire could reach temperatures of 1500 °C. The remains were covered with cobblestones and then a layer of gravel and sand and finally a thin layer of turf. #vikings#Uppsala@Natgeo
The Smoke stack for the #CreightonMine, an underground nickel mine which is the deepest nickel mine in #Canada and is owned and operated by Vale in #Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Sudbury was founded after the discovery of nickel ore a Canadian Pacific Railway blacksmith in 1883, as the transcontinental railway neared completion.
The population is distributed over an urban center with several smaller towns placed among hills of rock that have been blackened by historical smelting activity. It is hard to travel in the area and not be aware of the size and location of the smelter, it is a huge place marker for all in the area.