Giant Light Canons Can Decorate Entire Mountains From One Kilometer Away

This is Machu Picchu, the famous Inca site in Los Andes. And that giant symbol covering the mountain—called Huayna Picchu—is not Sauron resurrected, but a light drawing projected from one kilometer away using PAE light canons.

Giant Light Canons Can Decorate Entire Mountains From One Kilometer Away

In fact, the canons are so powerful that the image can be seen during the day, even from that distance.

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The photographs of the project—put in place by Studio Orta in 1995—are now being shown in the Uninhabitable? Art of Extreme Environments exhibit in Paris. [Studio Orta via BldgBlog]