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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Second day! - Lima - April 26th, 2011

Second day! - Lima

Our second day in Lima (April 25th) I had “travelers sickness”, which involved a lot of exploring the inside of bathrooms. So, we relaxed in the morning before heading to Lima’s historic plaza. The plaza has lots of historic buildings, which was fun to walk around and look at. Peru loves its traditional balconies and colors. The buildings are all colorful which I think is nice. So much better than the drab colors that most American houses are painted in.

We also looked through Lima’s Cathedral and collection of religious art. Ansell was annoyed most of the time while we looked at the religious art since it’s a fairly racist representation of Jesus, etc. It also has a lot of examples of how the invading Christians hijacked local customs and incorporated them into the Christian religion to make it easier for the natives to convert.

The Cathedral also had the tomb of Francisco Pizarro, who invaded Cusco and killed/enslaved the Incan empire that exsisted there. By most accounts he was a bit of a bastard.

Finally, we saw the President’s “Palace.” Apparently a book fair was going on but since nobody was allowed in or out I’m not really sure how successful it was.  O.o

1 comment:

  1. I love the old buildings! They remind me of Balboa Park.