The Spaniards sought vast stores of Inca gold in their conquest of Peru. The gold that was lining their ritual spaces was pillaged, and stolen away to Spain. Still, everywhere I looked, I saw gold. Golden light, golden quinoa, golden flowers - a different sort of gold, but gold all the same.
These images are from the Sacred Valley, driving out toward the agricultural terraces of Moray, looking back at a vanishing patch of golden sunset.