Nazca


Nazca, here we saw the famous lines which mysterious origin has prompted all kind of theories, ranging from religious processions to a gigantic astronomical map and alien landing signals.

Quizzed about them, we stopped to reflect about them and to get some perspective of the place from the distance.

Even if you stand on a line (which it's illegal, don't do it), they are barely discernible. They're just lightly marked paths on the rocky pampa. To see them you need to fly over them. This is the origin of the UFO theories.

To see them, we jumped on a small plane and happily took off with our high tech photographic equipment (two disposable cameras) unknowing of what awaited us.

So here are our graphic records of the lines. In this picture if you look closely to the hills, you'll see the figure of an "astronaut"

This picture shows the "Condor"... OK, I already said that we only had disposable cameras and the windows also affected the pictures. You can only go so far with the image quality given the available resources. But I promise that they are clearly discernible over there.

However, if I play with the contrast and brightness, suddenly it's easier to distinguish them, as seen in the next picture.


This picture shows the "tree" on the left of the observation tower and the "hands" on the right. And, since I couldn't leave without speculating about the lines, here is my contribution to the mystery of the lines:

The "hand" figure on the right, it looks to me more like a frog, where the so-called 'hands' are the frog legs (you would have to rotate the picture 90 degrees to the left to see it horizontally). Maybe an expert would read this page and correct the record for the rest of humanity.

So, after half an hour of inverted flight, battered by the wind, mixed with several diving spirals and a fight to keep our breakfast, we landed safely. Happy to be on the ground and ready, we had to take another half hour to let our stomachs settle down. In the picture, Rav needs some help to stand still, as everything was still moving.