A Look at Lima

Cat 243 Doverby Mary Jo

When I blogged about our cruise on the upper Amazon, , I threatened another blog about Lima, the capital city of  Peru.  I don't make idle threats. <G>  But never fear, mostly I'm going to show pictures.

I spent very little time there, just two overnights in a hotel, and a coach tour of city highlights the morning before we flew into Amazonia to catch our cruise boat, but Lima made a strong impression on me.

Peru itself is a fascinating country, sharply divided into three distinct climate zones.  The coastal area where Lima is located is harsh, narrow desert, and the city's microclimate Larco Herrara Museum produces months of fog but almost no rain despite its closeness to the Pacific Ocean.  Most of the city's water comes from rivers that flow down from the Andes, the dramatic mountain backbone  of the country.  (Luckily, our touring day was lovely and sunny.)



This sierra region is the Peru of popular imagination, of llamas and blanket swathed Indians and stunning ancient ruins like Macchu Pichu.  Confirmation that this is the best known aspect of the country is in the airport gift shops, which abound in llama stuffed toys and refrigerator magnets of Macchu Pichu, and of course, more llamas.  <G>  

Scarcely mentioned is the vast eastern jungle, which covers three fifths of the country, but is thinly populated and difficult of access.  Peru is the only country in South America to have these three distinct geographic zones.  

Founded by Francisco Pizarro in 1535, Lima became the largest and most important city in Spanish South America.  It's still the largest city in Peru by far, and the largest in the Andean region.  

Lima sprawls over a vast area, and our whirlwind couch tour was limited to some of the historic and governmental areas, followed by a visit to the Larco Herrara Museum, which has a magnificent collection of per-Columbian art.  

Soldier on guardThe governmental area is represented by this soldier standing guard.  Our guide hastily said to ASK before taking his picture.  Given how this fellow was armed, this made perfect sense, but he was very nice about allowing us to photograph him.  

 

Colonial style architecture is splendid.  A grand Lima facade

The open air market below is adjacent to the post office.
Post office shopping arcade

 

 

 

 

 

Wonderful detailing below.

Entrance with bas relief

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peruvians are clearly romantic–just look at the Valentine bear display below!

Lima Valentine bears - Copy

The Larco Herrara Museum is amazing, and I recommend clicking through on the link to see some of its wonders 

Pots on pots (2)

The ceramic collection is HUGE.  I will not show you all my pictures. <G>

.Herrera creature pot

They have naughty erotica art and stunning jewelry, but in the interests of discretion, I'll just show some jewelry:

Gold jewelry, Larco Herrara Museum

Hererra museum jewelry

I took the picture below in the jungle, not Lima, but I couldn't resist posting it because they are really the most elegant fungi, aren't they?

Elegant fungi

I don't want to overload this blog with even more pictures since they may slow the page down too much, but it did want to show you a sample a really interesting city that I'd love to visit at greater length.  The picture below is the courtyard entrance of the oldest continually occupied mansion in Lima.

Grand colonial mansionHave I persuaded you to put Lima on your bucket list?  And do you have mental images of Peru beyond llamas in the Andes?  <G>

Mary Jo, born tourist

 

 

 

 

75 thoughts on “A Look at Lima”

  1. Here at the National Gallery in Canberra we just had a huge exhibition of ancient gold from Peru. A lot was from museums in Lima. 🙂
    I’ve never been to Peru, but have friends from there. It’s a country that has fascinated me since I was a child.

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  2. Here at the National Gallery in Canberra we just had a huge exhibition of ancient gold from Peru. A lot was from museums in Lima. 🙂
    I’ve never been to Peru, but have friends from there. It’s a country that has fascinated me since I was a child.

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  3. Here at the National Gallery in Canberra we just had a huge exhibition of ancient gold from Peru. A lot was from museums in Lima. 🙂
    I’ve never been to Peru, but have friends from there. It’s a country that has fascinated me since I was a child.

    Reply
  4. Here at the National Gallery in Canberra we just had a huge exhibition of ancient gold from Peru. A lot was from museums in Lima. 🙂
    I’ve never been to Peru, but have friends from there. It’s a country that has fascinated me since I was a child.

    Reply
  5. Here at the National Gallery in Canberra we just had a huge exhibition of ancient gold from Peru. A lot was from museums in Lima. 🙂
    I’ve never been to Peru, but have friends from there. It’s a country that has fascinated me since I was a child.

    Reply
  6. This is wonderful. Some buildings, some museum treasures, and the wonderful touches of flowers and teddy bears. It definitely looks like it should be on my bucket list.
    Two questions: what kind of camera are you using to capture pictures so well in cases? (Mine always have reflective glare.) What does pre-Columbian mean?

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  7. This is wonderful. Some buildings, some museum treasures, and the wonderful touches of flowers and teddy bears. It definitely looks like it should be on my bucket list.
    Two questions: what kind of camera are you using to capture pictures so well in cases? (Mine always have reflective glare.) What does pre-Columbian mean?

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  8. This is wonderful. Some buildings, some museum treasures, and the wonderful touches of flowers and teddy bears. It definitely looks like it should be on my bucket list.
    Two questions: what kind of camera are you using to capture pictures so well in cases? (Mine always have reflective glare.) What does pre-Columbian mean?

    Reply
  9. This is wonderful. Some buildings, some museum treasures, and the wonderful touches of flowers and teddy bears. It definitely looks like it should be on my bucket list.
    Two questions: what kind of camera are you using to capture pictures so well in cases? (Mine always have reflective glare.) What does pre-Columbian mean?

    Reply
  10. This is wonderful. Some buildings, some museum treasures, and the wonderful touches of flowers and teddy bears. It definitely looks like it should be on my bucket list.
    Two questions: what kind of camera are you using to capture pictures so well in cases? (Mine always have reflective glare.) What does pre-Columbian mean?

    Reply
  11. Anne–
    You are a credit to the adventurous traveling spirt of Aussie women! Peru is fascinating, very much its own place. As Americans, sometimes we refer to Latin America as if it’s fairly homogeneous, but it’s not. (Have I ever mentioned that at 16, I spent a summer in Colombia as an exchange student? It was the beginning of wisdow for me.)

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  12. Anne–
    You are a credit to the adventurous traveling spirt of Aussie women! Peru is fascinating, very much its own place. As Americans, sometimes we refer to Latin America as if it’s fairly homogeneous, but it’s not. (Have I ever mentioned that at 16, I spent a summer in Colombia as an exchange student? It was the beginning of wisdow for me.)

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  13. Anne–
    You are a credit to the adventurous traveling spirt of Aussie women! Peru is fascinating, very much its own place. As Americans, sometimes we refer to Latin America as if it’s fairly homogeneous, but it’s not. (Have I ever mentioned that at 16, I spent a summer in Colombia as an exchange student? It was the beginning of wisdow for me.)

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  14. Anne–
    You are a credit to the adventurous traveling spirt of Aussie women! Peru is fascinating, very much its own place. As Americans, sometimes we refer to Latin America as if it’s fairly homogeneous, but it’s not. (Have I ever mentioned that at 16, I spent a summer in Colombia as an exchange student? It was the beginning of wisdow for me.)

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  15. Anne–
    You are a credit to the adventurous traveling spirt of Aussie women! Peru is fascinating, very much its own place. As Americans, sometimes we refer to Latin America as if it’s fairly homogeneous, but it’s not. (Have I ever mentioned that at 16, I spent a summer in Colombia as an exchange student? It was the beginning of wisdow for me.)

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  16. Sonya–
    I’d love to see that exhibit of ancient Peruvian gold! And not just because I like bright shiny things. *G* The Incas and the civilizations that preceded them were remarkable. I hope you do get to see Peru, with time enough for Lima, the high country (with llamas )and the Amazon. They are all so very different. Wonderful in different ways.

    Reply
  17. Sonya–
    I’d love to see that exhibit of ancient Peruvian gold! And not just because I like bright shiny things. *G* The Incas and the civilizations that preceded them were remarkable. I hope you do get to see Peru, with time enough for Lima, the high country (with llamas )and the Amazon. They are all so very different. Wonderful in different ways.

    Reply
  18. Sonya–
    I’d love to see that exhibit of ancient Peruvian gold! And not just because I like bright shiny things. *G* The Incas and the civilizations that preceded them were remarkable. I hope you do get to see Peru, with time enough for Lima, the high country (with llamas )and the Amazon. They are all so very different. Wonderful in different ways.

    Reply
  19. Sonya–
    I’d love to see that exhibit of ancient Peruvian gold! And not just because I like bright shiny things. *G* The Incas and the civilizations that preceded them were remarkable. I hope you do get to see Peru, with time enough for Lima, the high country (with llamas )and the Amazon. They are all so very different. Wonderful in different ways.

    Reply
  20. Sonya–
    I’d love to see that exhibit of ancient Peruvian gold! And not just because I like bright shiny things. *G* The Incas and the civilizations that preceded them were remarkable. I hope you do get to see Peru, with time enough for Lima, the high country (with llamas )and the Amazon. They are all so very different. Wonderful in different ways.

    Reply
  21. Shannon–
    THere are so many wonderful things to see in the world that very few of us get to them all! But if you do make it to Peru, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
    As for cameras, I use a very small, lightweight Canon point and hoot with 5X magnification. I think that I was able to avoid most reflective glare because the lighting in these rooms was soft so I could find an able that avoided most of the glare.
    “Pre-Columbian” means before Columbus reached the Americas in 1492. In this case, it’s art of the indigenous peoples before the Europeans arrived and turned the New World upside down with their weapons and diseases.

    Reply
  22. Shannon–
    THere are so many wonderful things to see in the world that very few of us get to them all! But if you do make it to Peru, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
    As for cameras, I use a very small, lightweight Canon point and hoot with 5X magnification. I think that I was able to avoid most reflective glare because the lighting in these rooms was soft so I could find an able that avoided most of the glare.
    “Pre-Columbian” means before Columbus reached the Americas in 1492. In this case, it’s art of the indigenous peoples before the Europeans arrived and turned the New World upside down with their weapons and diseases.

    Reply
  23. Shannon–
    THere are so many wonderful things to see in the world that very few of us get to them all! But if you do make it to Peru, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
    As for cameras, I use a very small, lightweight Canon point and hoot with 5X magnification. I think that I was able to avoid most reflective glare because the lighting in these rooms was soft so I could find an able that avoided most of the glare.
    “Pre-Columbian” means before Columbus reached the Americas in 1492. In this case, it’s art of the indigenous peoples before the Europeans arrived and turned the New World upside down with their weapons and diseases.

    Reply
  24. Shannon–
    THere are so many wonderful things to see in the world that very few of us get to them all! But if you do make it to Peru, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
    As for cameras, I use a very small, lightweight Canon point and hoot with 5X magnification. I think that I was able to avoid most reflective glare because the lighting in these rooms was soft so I could find an able that avoided most of the glare.
    “Pre-Columbian” means before Columbus reached the Americas in 1492. In this case, it’s art of the indigenous peoples before the Europeans arrived and turned the New World upside down with their weapons and diseases.

    Reply
  25. Shannon–
    THere are so many wonderful things to see in the world that very few of us get to them all! But if you do make it to Peru, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
    As for cameras, I use a very small, lightweight Canon point and hoot with 5X magnification. I think that I was able to avoid most reflective glare because the lighting in these rooms was soft so I could find an able that avoided most of the glare.
    “Pre-Columbian” means before Columbus reached the Americas in 1492. In this case, it’s art of the indigenous peoples before the Europeans arrived and turned the New World upside down with their weapons and diseases.

    Reply
  26. Thanks for the lovely photos.
    I was in Lima in some years ago for a week, for work, and it also made a strong impression; I did not have time to visit the museum, though now that I see your photos I regret it. The hotel room had packages of Coca tea. I had to buy an extra suitcase for all the lovely soft woolen sweaters and jackets I bought at a market, and which I still use regularly in cool weather (some I gave away to family the next Christmas).
    Some time later a friend asked my advice whether to accept a chance to go to Lima “when it is supposed to be so very dangerous”, and I strongly advised her to go anyway and be careful. She thanked me after her safe return, stating she was very glad not to have missed the experience.

    Reply
  27. Thanks for the lovely photos.
    I was in Lima in some years ago for a week, for work, and it also made a strong impression; I did not have time to visit the museum, though now that I see your photos I regret it. The hotel room had packages of Coca tea. I had to buy an extra suitcase for all the lovely soft woolen sweaters and jackets I bought at a market, and which I still use regularly in cool weather (some I gave away to family the next Christmas).
    Some time later a friend asked my advice whether to accept a chance to go to Lima “when it is supposed to be so very dangerous”, and I strongly advised her to go anyway and be careful. She thanked me after her safe return, stating she was very glad not to have missed the experience.

    Reply
  28. Thanks for the lovely photos.
    I was in Lima in some years ago for a week, for work, and it also made a strong impression; I did not have time to visit the museum, though now that I see your photos I regret it. The hotel room had packages of Coca tea. I had to buy an extra suitcase for all the lovely soft woolen sweaters and jackets I bought at a market, and which I still use regularly in cool weather (some I gave away to family the next Christmas).
    Some time later a friend asked my advice whether to accept a chance to go to Lima “when it is supposed to be so very dangerous”, and I strongly advised her to go anyway and be careful. She thanked me after her safe return, stating she was very glad not to have missed the experience.

    Reply
  29. Thanks for the lovely photos.
    I was in Lima in some years ago for a week, for work, and it also made a strong impression; I did not have time to visit the museum, though now that I see your photos I regret it. The hotel room had packages of Coca tea. I had to buy an extra suitcase for all the lovely soft woolen sweaters and jackets I bought at a market, and which I still use regularly in cool weather (some I gave away to family the next Christmas).
    Some time later a friend asked my advice whether to accept a chance to go to Lima “when it is supposed to be so very dangerous”, and I strongly advised her to go anyway and be careful. She thanked me after her safe return, stating she was very glad not to have missed the experience.

    Reply
  30. Thanks for the lovely photos.
    I was in Lima in some years ago for a week, for work, and it also made a strong impression; I did not have time to visit the museum, though now that I see your photos I regret it. The hotel room had packages of Coca tea. I had to buy an extra suitcase for all the lovely soft woolen sweaters and jackets I bought at a market, and which I still use regularly in cool weather (some I gave away to family the next Christmas).
    Some time later a friend asked my advice whether to accept a chance to go to Lima “when it is supposed to be so very dangerous”, and I strongly advised her to go anyway and be careful. She thanked me after her safe return, stating she was very glad not to have missed the experience.

    Reply
  31. Maria–
    Those gorgeous knits last and last and last! It was nice that you encouraged your friend, and she has such a good experience. Foreign violence makes headlines, but it’s usually fairly narrowly focused, while average citizens just get on with their lives.

    Reply
  32. Maria–
    Those gorgeous knits last and last and last! It was nice that you encouraged your friend, and she has such a good experience. Foreign violence makes headlines, but it’s usually fairly narrowly focused, while average citizens just get on with their lives.

    Reply
  33. Maria–
    Those gorgeous knits last and last and last! It was nice that you encouraged your friend, and she has such a good experience. Foreign violence makes headlines, but it’s usually fairly narrowly focused, while average citizens just get on with their lives.

    Reply
  34. Maria–
    Those gorgeous knits last and last and last! It was nice that you encouraged your friend, and she has such a good experience. Foreign violence makes headlines, but it’s usually fairly narrowly focused, while average citizens just get on with their lives.

    Reply
  35. Maria–
    Those gorgeous knits last and last and last! It was nice that you encouraged your friend, and she has such a good experience. Foreign violence makes headlines, but it’s usually fairly narrowly focused, while average citizens just get on with their lives.

    Reply
  36. Yes! I made it onto the Word Wenches! Typepad and I DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER!! I have been trying to get onto the blog, to comment, to read – anything and my dial up internet and typepad’s server are NOT simpatico. So glad I got on to see these great photos, Mary Jo! The flowers are incredible, but what I really love is the detail work in the architecture. Simply amazing!
    I’ve missed you all and I hope I have this issue with typepad licked.

    Reply
  37. Yes! I made it onto the Word Wenches! Typepad and I DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER!! I have been trying to get onto the blog, to comment, to read – anything and my dial up internet and typepad’s server are NOT simpatico. So glad I got on to see these great photos, Mary Jo! The flowers are incredible, but what I really love is the detail work in the architecture. Simply amazing!
    I’ve missed you all and I hope I have this issue with typepad licked.

    Reply
  38. Yes! I made it onto the Word Wenches! Typepad and I DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER!! I have been trying to get onto the blog, to comment, to read – anything and my dial up internet and typepad’s server are NOT simpatico. So glad I got on to see these great photos, Mary Jo! The flowers are incredible, but what I really love is the detail work in the architecture. Simply amazing!
    I’ve missed you all and I hope I have this issue with typepad licked.

    Reply
  39. Yes! I made it onto the Word Wenches! Typepad and I DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER!! I have been trying to get onto the blog, to comment, to read – anything and my dial up internet and typepad’s server are NOT simpatico. So glad I got on to see these great photos, Mary Jo! The flowers are incredible, but what I really love is the detail work in the architecture. Simply amazing!
    I’ve missed you all and I hope I have this issue with typepad licked.

    Reply
  40. Yes! I made it onto the Word Wenches! Typepad and I DO NOT LIKE EACH OTHER!! I have been trying to get onto the blog, to comment, to read – anything and my dial up internet and typepad’s server are NOT simpatico. So glad I got on to see these great photos, Mary Jo! The flowers are incredible, but what I really love is the detail work in the architecture. Simply amazing!
    I’ve missed you all and I hope I have this issue with typepad licked.

    Reply
  41. Mary Jo, what a wonderful article! Your pictures are beautiful. The combination has upped Peru on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images.

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  42. Mary Jo, what a wonderful article! Your pictures are beautiful. The combination has upped Peru on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images.

    Reply
  43. Mary Jo, what a wonderful article! Your pictures are beautiful. The combination has upped Peru on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images.

    Reply
  44. Mary Jo, what a wonderful article! Your pictures are beautiful. The combination has upped Peru on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images.

    Reply
  45. Mary Jo, what a wonderful article! Your pictures are beautiful. The combination has upped Peru on my bucket list. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images.

    Reply
  46. Your post came just as I received an email from the National Geographic Society about their exhibit of Peruvian gold at their Washington DC HQ.
    http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2014/04/10/peruvian-gold-br-ancient-treasures-unearthed/
    If you are interested in pre-columbian art, Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown DC has a great collection and gorgeous gardens. http://www.doaks.org/
    Thank you for letting us travel with you. Both your real adventures and the adventures in your books are a lovely excape.

    Reply
  47. Your post came just as I received an email from the National Geographic Society about their exhibit of Peruvian gold at their Washington DC HQ.
    http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2014/04/10/peruvian-gold-br-ancient-treasures-unearthed/
    If you are interested in pre-columbian art, Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown DC has a great collection and gorgeous gardens. http://www.doaks.org/
    Thank you for letting us travel with you. Both your real adventures and the adventures in your books are a lovely excape.

    Reply
  48. Your post came just as I received an email from the National Geographic Society about their exhibit of Peruvian gold at their Washington DC HQ.
    http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2014/04/10/peruvian-gold-br-ancient-treasures-unearthed/
    If you are interested in pre-columbian art, Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown DC has a great collection and gorgeous gardens. http://www.doaks.org/
    Thank you for letting us travel with you. Both your real adventures and the adventures in your books are a lovely excape.

    Reply
  49. Your post came just as I received an email from the National Geographic Society about their exhibit of Peruvian gold at their Washington DC HQ.
    http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2014/04/10/peruvian-gold-br-ancient-treasures-unearthed/
    If you are interested in pre-columbian art, Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown DC has a great collection and gorgeous gardens. http://www.doaks.org/
    Thank you for letting us travel with you. Both your real adventures and the adventures in your books are a lovely excape.

    Reply
  50. Your post came just as I received an email from the National Geographic Society about their exhibit of Peruvian gold at their Washington DC HQ.
    http://events.nationalgeographic.com/events/exhibits/2014/04/10/peruvian-gold-br-ancient-treasures-unearthed/
    If you are interested in pre-columbian art, Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown DC has a great collection and gorgeous gardens. http://www.doaks.org/
    Thank you for letting us travel with you. Both your real adventures and the adventures in your books are a lovely excape.

    Reply
  51. Louisa–
    I’m so sorry you’ve been having trouble getting here, and I hope you have a great warm wallow in posts that you missed. There have been a lot of internet incompatibilies around, including mass mayhem on our private Wench loop. The problems do seem to be settling down some, but I remain wary.

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  52. Louisa–
    I’m so sorry you’ve been having trouble getting here, and I hope you have a great warm wallow in posts that you missed. There have been a lot of internet incompatibilies around, including mass mayhem on our private Wench loop. The problems do seem to be settling down some, but I remain wary.

    Reply
  53. Louisa–
    I’m so sorry you’ve been having trouble getting here, and I hope you have a great warm wallow in posts that you missed. There have been a lot of internet incompatibilies around, including mass mayhem on our private Wench loop. The problems do seem to be settling down some, but I remain wary.

    Reply
  54. Louisa–
    I’m so sorry you’ve been having trouble getting here, and I hope you have a great warm wallow in posts that you missed. There have been a lot of internet incompatibilies around, including mass mayhem on our private Wench loop. The problems do seem to be settling down some, but I remain wary.

    Reply
  55. Louisa–
    I’m so sorry you’ve been having trouble getting here, and I hope you have a great warm wallow in posts that you missed. There have been a lot of internet incompatibilies around, including mass mayhem on our private Wench loop. The problems do seem to be settling down some, but I remain wary.

    Reply
  56. Laura–
    I’m so glad you liked the pictures. Peru is definitely worth a trip, and it’s relatively easy to get to. Would you believe that Lima is the same time zone as Maryland? Who knew???

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  57. Laura–
    I’m so glad you liked the pictures. Peru is definitely worth a trip, and it’s relatively easy to get to. Would you believe that Lima is the same time zone as Maryland? Who knew???

    Reply
  58. Laura–
    I’m so glad you liked the pictures. Peru is definitely worth a trip, and it’s relatively easy to get to. Would you believe that Lima is the same time zone as Maryland? Who knew???

    Reply
  59. Laura–
    I’m so glad you liked the pictures. Peru is definitely worth a trip, and it’s relatively easy to get to. Would you believe that Lima is the same time zone as Maryland? Who knew???

    Reply
  60. Laura–
    I’m so glad you liked the pictures. Peru is definitely worth a trip, and it’s relatively easy to get to. Would you believe that Lima is the same time zone as Maryland? Who knew???

    Reply
  61. Oooh, Lyn!
    I haven’t hiked down tot the NGS building in years, but now I’m seriously tempted! That looks fabulous. And I’ve never been to Dumbarton Oaks. I need to get out more.
    Thank you for joining me on my travels…
    MJP

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  62. Oooh, Lyn!
    I haven’t hiked down tot the NGS building in years, but now I’m seriously tempted! That looks fabulous. And I’ve never been to Dumbarton Oaks. I need to get out more.
    Thank you for joining me on my travels…
    MJP

    Reply
  63. Oooh, Lyn!
    I haven’t hiked down tot the NGS building in years, but now I’m seriously tempted! That looks fabulous. And I’ve never been to Dumbarton Oaks. I need to get out more.
    Thank you for joining me on my travels…
    MJP

    Reply
  64. Oooh, Lyn!
    I haven’t hiked down tot the NGS building in years, but now I’m seriously tempted! That looks fabulous. And I’ve never been to Dumbarton Oaks. I need to get out more.
    Thank you for joining me on my travels…
    MJP

    Reply
  65. Oooh, Lyn!
    I haven’t hiked down tot the NGS building in years, but now I’m seriously tempted! That looks fabulous. And I’ve never been to Dumbarton Oaks. I need to get out more.
    Thank you for joining me on my travels…
    MJP

    Reply
  66. I haven’t been to Peru, so thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us.
    I loved the pictures of the colonial Baroque architecture. ‘That’ is my image of Peru, apart from the Andes and the llamas. The funny thing is that it’s the style Spaniards made churches and buildings in South America but when they came back from the colonies, sometimes they build here in that same style. It’s a style that went across the Ocean and back.
    Pre-Columbian art is also intriguing, because they didn’t write their History, so you have to imagine what those cultures were from the material rests that we can see nowadays.

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  67. I haven’t been to Peru, so thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us.
    I loved the pictures of the colonial Baroque architecture. ‘That’ is my image of Peru, apart from the Andes and the llamas. The funny thing is that it’s the style Spaniards made churches and buildings in South America but when they came back from the colonies, sometimes they build here in that same style. It’s a style that went across the Ocean and back.
    Pre-Columbian art is also intriguing, because they didn’t write their History, so you have to imagine what those cultures were from the material rests that we can see nowadays.

    Reply
  68. I haven’t been to Peru, so thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us.
    I loved the pictures of the colonial Baroque architecture. ‘That’ is my image of Peru, apart from the Andes and the llamas. The funny thing is that it’s the style Spaniards made churches and buildings in South America but when they came back from the colonies, sometimes they build here in that same style. It’s a style that went across the Ocean and back.
    Pre-Columbian art is also intriguing, because they didn’t write their History, so you have to imagine what those cultures were from the material rests that we can see nowadays.

    Reply
  69. I haven’t been to Peru, so thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us.
    I loved the pictures of the colonial Baroque architecture. ‘That’ is my image of Peru, apart from the Andes and the llamas. The funny thing is that it’s the style Spaniards made churches and buildings in South America but when they came back from the colonies, sometimes they build here in that same style. It’s a style that went across the Ocean and back.
    Pre-Columbian art is also intriguing, because they didn’t write their History, so you have to imagine what those cultures were from the material rests that we can see nowadays.

    Reply
  70. I haven’t been to Peru, so thanks a lot for sharing your experience with us.
    I loved the pictures of the colonial Baroque architecture. ‘That’ is my image of Peru, apart from the Andes and the llamas. The funny thing is that it’s the style Spaniards made churches and buildings in South America but when they came back from the colonies, sometimes they build here in that same style. It’s a style that went across the Ocean and back.
    Pre-Columbian art is also intriguing, because they didn’t write their History, so you have to imagine what those cultures were from the material rests that we can see nowadays.

    Reply

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