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2010-08-25 13:15:16
Glad to help out, Gabrielle... :)
2010-08-25 12:12:38
Thanks, both PictureGirl and Atahualpa, very interesting stuff. I had heard of the Floating Gardens but not of the islands before, but of course the one follows the other once you know about the history.
2010-08-25 10:01:20
Looks like probably Lake Titicaca, over 12,000 ft up in the Andes. Floating islands were made of reed mats long before the days of the Incas and sre still made but are today mainly tourist attractions. Similar floating islands were made by the Aztecs on the great lake that surrounded their city of Tenochtitlan. Reed mats were built up and laced with mud, creating very fertile beds for growing food plants. Today the so-called Floating Gardens at Xochimilco are about all that remain of this ancient form of creating agricultural land . Xochimilco is pronounced So She Meel Co, with accent on the third sylable.
2010-08-25 09:51:32
Hope these links help, Gabrielle....
2010-08-25 09:36:56
What is the story here? Are these "summer camps" or re-creations of an older way of living? Are they actual villages?