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
Big buildings along the plaza
Inside the vaulted ceilings of the Iglesia de La Merced
Our first of many Peruvian churches
Giant mahogany 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
Peeking into the crypts
Case of skulls
Old school armored truck, complete with bullet-riddled glass
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)
Entering the meat section of the Mercado Central
Plenty of cerdo for sale
Lunch at the counter
Chowing down in the market
Fish ready to go
Sauntering through the market
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
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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