“Pachacutec: Ruler of the Incas from 1438-1471 and the founder of the greatest royal dynasty in Inca history. (Often compared to Alexander the Great.) He launched a building program that created many of the most famous works of Inca architecture, including Machu Picchu and Qoricancha.” From “Turn Right at Machu Picchu” by Mark Adams
There isn’t a lot of graffiti in Lima, which leads me to believe that there must be harsh penalties for painting street art. But from what you can see here, there are some talented street artists that would flourish, given more freedom.
All pictures taken: OCT12. Lima, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)
The remains of a great Pyramid (a Step Pyramid that had no vaults inside, just a solid structure) in the Miraflores district of Lima, built during the period of 200-900 A.D. It sits surrounded by Lima’s modern commerce. The whole place served as a ceremonial and administrative center for the advancement of Lima culture.
All pictures taken: 14OCT12. Lima, Peru. (Canon 550D, Canon Lens EF 18-135mm)
Reminiscent of Lik Mi’s pasties in Bogota! I looked up “Chuncho” and basically at the time of the Spanish conquest, The Chuncho people lived in the forest east of Cuzco in communal housing and survived mostly through hunting. I don’t know what this piece represents, but I find it interesting to see the word “chuncho.” Artist unknown. 20OCT12. Cuzco, Peru. (iPAD, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect.)
Literally translated from European Spanish, this means “Forbid Urinating Death Penalty.” I have no idea what this could mean culturally or politically. Artist unknown. 20OCT12. Cuzco, Peru. (iPAD, Instagram Lo-Fi Aspect)