In the distance on top of the pyramid to the right is the sun clock known as the Intihuatana. You can see some tourists up there trying to catch a glimpse of it. I heard that in the recent past you could get all the way to the sun clock and touch it, but these days there is a rope fence along which people are rushed through. I literally had about 10 seconds to take some pictures before I had to continue forward. I guess this is quite reasonable since there are thousands of tourists passing through Machu Picchu each day.
I was also hoping for a sunny day, but all I got were clouds. In the end though, I think the misty conditions added some mystery and worked out very well. What can I say, this gives me a reason to come back to the site another time when the sun is shining light on the sun clock. I love visiting Peru for its rich history, archaeological sites and truly beautiful landscapes. I should also mention the culinary mastery of the Peruvian chefs, the food is delicious and the people are welcoming.