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Notes on the Geography of Peru: Cusco: Photo 25

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The design of the cloister is entirely Spanish, though the stone font, of porphyry, may (or may not) be Inca. In an environment as prone to earthquakes as Cusco, the arcade seems singularly risky--and in fact was rebuilt after quakes in 1650 and again in 1950. Stroll under the arches and see if you don't recall Damocles.

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