This year’s Machu Picchu Centenary celebrations have reached Australia with Sydney-siders being treated to a fascinating, free exhibition by renowned Peruvian photographer, Michael Tweddle, from November 23 to January 30 at the Instituto Cervantes.
Hosted by the Australia Peru Chamber of Commerce Inc, with the support of the Embassy of Peru, the Consulate General of Peru in Sydney and PromPeru, the exhibition titled ‘Machu Picchu – 100 years since its discovery’, will tell the story of this fascinating archaeological site. Admission is free.
Mr Tweddle has been taking photographs of Machu Picchu for over 20 years, and his pictures reveal a unique insight and his own intimate vision of the citadel. In his photos Tweddle depicts the historic ruins and surrounding landscape in black and white while living things stand out in vibrant colour.
2011 marks 100 years since American explorer, politician and professor, Hiram Bingham, rediscovered this lost city of the Incas for the world to see. Since then the Incan citadel has become one of the world’s most famous archaeological sites and Peru’s top tourist attraction.
In 2007 Machu Picchu was named one of the ‘New Seven Wonders of the Modern World’ and it also recently won a World Travel Award for ‘South America’s Leading Green Destination’ for the second year running.
PromPeru’s coordinator for Asia Pacific, Rosana Guinea, says the exhibition offers Australians the chance to learn a bit about the famous Peruvian landmark and its history, right here in Sydney.
“It’s fantastic that these artistic photographs can bring a bit of Machu Picchu to Sydney, hopefully inspiring Australians to travel to Peru to see our beautiful country for themselves,” Ms Guinea was quoted as saying by eTravelBlackboard.
Dates: Wednesday 23 November – Monday 30 January
Times: Monday – Thursday: 9am – 9pm / Friday: 9am – 2:30pm / Saturday 10am – 1pm
Venue: Instituto Cervantes, Spanish Cultural Centre, 22-24 City Road, Chippendale, NSW
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