lima

Being one of the largest cities in all of the Americas, Lima is a massive metropolitan center located on the coast of Peru. It is a massive and sprawling mega-city; the capital city of Peru and is a modern cultural center. The city is bustling with street markets, a thriving culinary scene, and many amazing attractions. It is both old and new, a contrast of modern mixing with the historic. It is both modern and trapped in the past. The contrast is striking. Lima is a place with much to offer.

This was the first place I traveled to in 2005 on my 6-month trip across the continent. At the time I had only traveled away from home in Europe. This place was daunting and intense. I didn’t speak the language, and the city came across as scary at first glance. We stayed in the central district in a hostel occupying a historic building. This is where I learned how to travel. This trip was also where I sparked my newfound love of photography; traveling South America with a shiny and new Olympus point and shoot camera.

I returned in 2017, as an adult. I was a much more experienced traveler, and returning to Lima brought back a lot of really amazing memories. We ventured into the old city, and walked around the neighborhood I first called home. But this time I stayed in Miraflores. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean over a cliffside, this is the edge of Lima, where it stretches to the ocean – this is the upper class, and tourist-friendly neighborhood on the coast.

Lima. 2017.

Lima. 2017.

Lima. 2005

Coastal Bluffs. 2017.

On the Bench. 2017.

Pyramid / Miraflores. 2017.

Lima. 2005

Lima. 2005

Miraflores bridge in the fog. 2017.

Fountain. 2017.

Road. 2017.

Lima. 2017.

Lima from Above. 2005

For the birds. 2017.

Lima. 2005

Silouhettes. 2017.

Silouhettes. 2017.

Pyramid. 2017.

Central Lima Fountain. 2017.

Central Lima Fountain. 2005

Fountain. 2017.

Guard Duty. 2017.

Watershow. 2017.

Lima Cross. 2005

First Picture / Lima Statue. 2005