Lima, Peru — early July

Lima — at least the part worth seeing — is built on a high bluff. If you go between May and October, this is pretty much what it looks like every day. No sun.

Lima, Peru, early July
Lima, Peru, early July

But you can imagine how exploring on foot gives a good workout. Of course I had to go check out that pavilion on the jetty.

Lima, Peru

Proof! Lots of crabs. And happy seagulls, no doubt. You’ll also see lots of wannabe surfers. I thought I had a picture of them, but the light was so drab I found it difficult to get enthusiastic about taking pictures.

Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Miraflores, where we stayed, is upscale (and has the kitteh park). If you stayed and ate there, and avoided the rest of the city of 10 million, you might be convinced Lima is an OK place.

Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores, Lima, Peru

In the middle of Miraflores, you’ll find the Huaca Pucllana, a massive construction of mud bricks. We took many photos, and most are about as drab as you’d expect when photographing piles of mud bricks in dull light. This particular construction technique, with spaces between the bricks, makes it resistant to earthquake damage.

Huaca Pucllana, Miraflores, Lima Peru

And in places it does indeed look like it’s been shaken around a bit.

Sunset in July, Lima, Peru

Did I say there was no sun in Lima? I lied. This must have lasted a full five minutes.

Lima, Peru: July evening

And then, finally, some interesting light in Lima. Sort of.

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