The Nazca lines from far far above (NASA: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/). Both the green
fruitful valley of the dry Río Ingenio (the water flows mostly underground)
and some surrounding potential flight mountains are well recognizable. The straight line that passes below the big mountain from the
right side to the green river valley is the Panamericana. Some of the weaker straight lines are old Nazca lines, the stronger ones are
driveways. Size of the satellite photograph 10x20 km.
On the map of the Univerity of Dresden the lines can be seen in great detail with zoom possibilities and present research results. See also Map with photographies.
One Nazca line from ant perspective. Just a 30-40 cm wide path, freed from stones, centuries old.
This is how it would have looked like, if I would have flown: The little ape, first of all rediscovered animal figures of this region. Recognized and restored by Maria Reiche herself.
The resting place of the great protector of the lines. Amidst flowers and green of the Ingenio valley.