Retired architect Bob McHugh tells the tale of Machu Picchu, a lost city of the Inca Empire, overgrown with vegetation for over four centuries and rediscovered 116 years ago. His story delves into the city plan, architectural design, utilities, craftsmanship and agricultural techniques. These are compared to how we plan, work and live in our communities today. He shows where Machu Picchu is and how to get there via a four day trek over three mountain passes on the Inca Trail. Come and listen to this fascinating story about how people lived in the high Andes centuries ago.
Robert (Bob) McHugh AiA Emeritus - Bob is a retired architect and has lived in Western Colorado for the past 50 years. During this period he developed an interest in historic preservation and architecture of the past .His curiosity has led him to the villages of Native Americans in the Southwest. Twice he has been to Peru and visited the ancient cities of Kuelap and Machu Picchu. He is a member of Colorado Preservation Inc. and currently lives here in Grand Junction.
This event is co-sponsored by the Newcomers Club.