September 2022 news

The speaker at our next meeting on Monday 10th October is the much travelled photographer, Brian Anderson, who will give a talk entitled “Peru, land of the Incas”.

Brian, based on the Wirral, has visited over 66 nations and territories, N to S from the Geographic North Pole to Antarctica and E to W from Japan to Easter Island, where he has captured landscape, wild life and travel images over a period of 35 plus years.  He works on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including schools, colleges, universities, cruise operators, adult groups and societies, delivering illustrated talks, courses and photo workshops.  He also lectures and runs courses on Photography, Wildlife, the Anthropocene, Our Changing World, Wilderness Exploration, the Visual Arts and the History of Early Photography.

Naturally, his travels have taken him to Peru, home of the Incas who created the most powerful civilization of pre-Columbian America between the early 15th and mid-16th centuries. The vast empire, stretched from northern Ecuador to central Chile, and fell to the Spanish Conquistadors between 1532 and 1572.  In his presentation, Brian will discuss the history, geography and uniqueness of the Inca empire, and reveal through his images, the local people and culture, the wildlife in the desolate but colourful landscape, and reveal the stunning architecture and cyclopean masonry of the Inca temples and fortresses, including Ollayantambo, Sacsayhuaman, and Machu Picchu, the legendary ‘Lost City of the Incas’.

Congleton Dane Probus Club is a friendly group of retired businessmen and professionals. Anyone wishing to sample this meeting and talk can contact the club through the Contact Page of this web site, or if preferred they can ring 07717 375505 to speak to a current member.