Tag : Semana Santa

Stranger Portraits: Behind the Artist's Shoulder

While I was roaming the streets of Lima, Peru earlier this year, I met an artist who was drawing a caricature of a girl. I took a few shots over his shoulder and thought it would be interesting to take photos the other direction, because passers were constantly stopping by to watch over the artist’s shoulder. That’s how my ‘Stranger …

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Lima, Peru – The City Of Kings

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 …

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Moai. Easter Island, Chile

Moai are massive monolithic figures at Easter Island, and they are what the island is famous for. The statues are a part of the worship of the ancestor gods and built to honor important people of the tribes who passed away. Native islanders, called Rapa Nui, carved the idols with stone tools from compressed volcanic ash in approximately 1250-1500 A.D. …

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Larcomar. Miraflores, Lima, Peru

In Lima, Peru I’ve stayed in Miraflores district, a few blocks from a famous Larcomar Mall built into the cliffside of the Pacific Ocean. Larcomar is a huge complex which has its own movie theater, bowling lanes, pool hall, and museum. Many Peruvian fashion designers have boutiques in Larcomar, and there are plenty of high-end jewelry and clothing stores. Larcomar …

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Semana Santa - The Holy Week of Easter in Latin America

Semana Santa, the Holy Week of Easter, is the most important Catholic religious festival in Latin America. It begins on Domingo de Ramos (Palm Sunday) through Jueves Santo (Maundy Thursday) and Viernes Santo (Good Friday), culminating in Pascua or Domingo de Resurrección (Easter Sunday). Semana Santa celebrates the last days of Christ’s life, the Crucifixion and Resurrection, as well as …

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Santiago, Chile: Street Photographer’s Paradise

This is the third post of photos from my Street Photography Day in Santiago, Chile. Check out other posts here: Santiagueños – Santiago People and The Faces Of Santiago De Chile. Click on image to view full size.

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The Faces of Santiago de Chile

Local People are what really showcase a foreign land. When I travel I always look for the faces to capture in my photos. Parks and skylines can tell the stories too… But, nothing makes a place unique and special as the faces of people who live there. Here are The Beautiful Faces of Santiago de Chile. Also you may wish …

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Santiaguenos - Santiago People

I have visited Santiago, formally Santiago de Chile, during my recent trip to South America. A friend photographer Andrew (AndrewGraemeGould.com) was kind to host me for two nights and show the city’s photography “hot spots”. The experience was amazing! After this visit I am going to call Santiago as “Street Photographer’s Paradise”. Such beautiful and photocamera-friendly people live there. Nobody …

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