My Life as a Dog

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Peru / Panama 2013 - Lima

Remember how I went to Peru months ago? Well I had the best intentions of blogging all the details. Several months later and I have not finished. I created all these great collages of photos but never wrote the text. Well here is another attempt...

Sunday, Sept 8

While in Lima we checked out Huaca Lucllana shown in the collage above. It is located in the middle of Lima in the area known as Miraflores. The ruins date back to 200-700AD. They are mud and adobe. They are located right in the middle of several other large downtown buildings but haven't been excavated until relatively recently. We learned while there that it doesn't rain in Lima. I'm guessing that is why the ruins have survived so long. Otherwise it seem that they would have washed away.

Next we checked out the Plaza Mayor. Some kind of celebration or event was going on because the area was packed and there was plenty of police presence. The plaza is surround by all sorts of beautiful old architecture: the Government Palace, Cathedral of Lima, Archbishop's Palace of Lima, and the Palace of the Union.

From there we walked a short ways to  the Monastery of San Francisco. There we took a tour and even went into the catacombs where you are no allowed to take photos. Oops!