When the Spanish invaded the Incas' land they had three goals in mind: extend the Spanish Empire, find riches to bring back to Spain and extend the reach of Christianity. They killed the Inca kings and subdued or killed the population, and then they stole the Inca gold. They co-opted Cuzco, the heart of the Inca empire, destroyed temples and built Catholic churches on ancient Inca sites. But they never managed to completely eradicate the ancient beliefs and traditions. In the beautiful European-style paintings on display in famous churches and cathedrals (painted by indigenous painters) you see a melding of cultures - Andean flora and fauna, Virgins made to look like mountains in their voluminous dresses, a roasted guinea pig on the table of the Last Supper, an Andean face in a crowd of Spanish faces.
David brought back these two bulls as his souvenir of Peru. They survived three plane flights but they won't survive a Minnesota winter on the roof!
The magnificent pair below were spotted on a rooftop somewhere near Cuzco.