I visited Lima, Peru three times during my first trip to South America. Twice I had to wait for connection flights in Jorge Chávez International Airport. The third time, on my way home to Atlanta, I stayed in Lima for two days and was able to explore it a little bit. Since the Limans were celebrating the last days of Christ’s life- the end of Holy Week, I spent some quality photography time on the streets.
Interesting facts about Lima, Peru:
- Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as La Ciudad de los Reyes, or “The City of Kings” in English
- Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru
- The population of Lima is about 10 million
- Every third Peruvian lives in Lima
- It is the fourth biggest city in South America after São Paulo (Brazil), Buenos Aires (Argentina) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
- The urban area of Lima covers about 800 km2, largely the size of Belgium and Holland together
- Lima is the second biggest desert town in the world, after Cairo, Egypt
You can see more street photography from Holy Week of Easter in my posts
Semana Santa – The Holy Week Of Easter In Latin America
Santiagueños – Santiago People
The Faces Of Santiago De Chile
Santiago de Chile: Street Photographer’s Paradise.
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