Home - 2018 - Peru - August 18 - Lima

Photographer: Josh Eckels

Iglesia de La Merced exterior

Plaza San Martin, the start of our walking tour

José de San Martín monument

Profile view

Big buildings along the plaza

Inside the vaulted ceilings of the Iglesia de La Merced

Our first of many Peruvian churches

Giant mahogany altar

Main altar

Walking down the Jiron de la Union, no longer quite as glorious

Tatoos of viruses? Tatoos filled with viruses?

Most shops not yet open for the day

Cathedral of Lima

Nice ceiling

Peeking into the crypts

Still sweeties

Case of skulls

Old school armored truck, complete with bullet-riddled glass

Main square

Plaza de Armas

Bright yellow buildings on the plaza

Inside the cathedral

Pretty empty inside

Palacio de Gobierno, in the midst of the changing of the guard

Casa de la Literatura Peruana at the end of the street

Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís

Aviario De La Muralla park

Looking up the multi-colored building packed hill

Outside the Iglesia de San Francisco de Asís before the catacomb tour (no photos allowed)

Congreso building

Entering the meat section of the Mercado Central

Plenty of cerdo for sale

Lunch at the counter

Chowing down in the market

Chickens abound

Fish ready to go

Sauntering through the market

Coffee acquired

Next stop - Museo Larco after a harrowing taxi ride

Plenty of flowers on the grounds

All shades of bougainvilla

Checking out the Inca artifacts

Strange spout designs

Larger vases

Incan textiles

Strings with knots for recordkeeping

Telling stories by flashlight at the campfire, perhaps?

Trepanation - ancient skull surgery

Larco backrooms, open to the public!

Lots of ceramics

The erotic collection

Miraflores coast in the evening

Not quite as hazy looking north


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