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Tbt: Old Peru

Happy Valentines day! It’s cold and rainy here, but we’re welcoming the rain and filling everything with wonderful rain water. The plants really do seem to do better with it.

Here’s a look back:

La Laguna, Barranco (Photo : Cardcow)

Tbt: Old Peru

It’s cold in NW Arizona, today only reaching upper 40’s F.

It’s summer in Peru, here’s a beach scene from Chorillos:

The beach at Chorrillos (Today, the beach is considerably smaller.

 

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It’s been warming up here in Northwest Arizona, and even the Joshua trees are starting to bloom (see below.)

Meanwhile, a postcard from 1906;

Interior of the Cathedral in Lima, Peru

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Tbt: Old Peru

Quick week. Here’s a look back, enjoy!

More Ancient Ceramics Peru

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Posted late as Thursday was a return travel day. Ah, the joys of jetlag…

As always, thanks to our friends at Cardcow:

Barranco, Peru

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Last few days in Peru. My the time does fly when every day there are a hundred little things to be seen to. It will be good to get back home to Arizona though.

Here’s a look back at the National Money House (Office of the Currency:)

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Thursday December 13th. Just a short while longer to Christmas day, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In Peru, Catholicism is widely practiced, and the the 24th is the big night of dining and midnight fireworks.

Luckily, we all prefer to eat earlier, say around 9:30 pm. Eating a big meal at 12:30 am just doesn’t work for me, but we will stay up and have a toast while we marvel at the vistas above on the 4th floor. There will be displays in every part of the city, and floating candlarias in the air. It’s really quite a spectacle.

Fireworks over Lima

Christmas Lights Plaza de Armas, Tarapoto, Peru 2016

 

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The race is on to get everything done for the holidays, including the practice of somewhat rusty sounding Christmas songs. One day at a time…

Another look back via Cardcow to huts along the Amazon near Iquitos, Peru. It hasn’t changed much even today. Many of these villages still exist, and are serviced by motorized canoes that bring people and commodities back and forth to the awaiting cargo boats that ply these ancient waters.

 

Mud Huts near Iquitos, Peru

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It’s a busy week, family here today plus the normal madness. Our indoor tomato plants are growing towards the ceiling! If I can, I’ll post a picture later.

Here’s a look back to the little Plaza of the Inquisition:

La Plazuela de La Inquisicíon