Salinas (Maras - Peru)
Since inca times salt is harvested here, close to the city of Maras - located in the sacred valley, in the south of Peru. A subterranian stream is cought from a spring. Tiny channels, carefully maintained, guide the water to the several hundreds of terraced ponds. Water evaporates from these, leaving back highly concentrated salt water and, finally, pure salt. A beautiful, surreal place!
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