One thing that Peru does that I really like and which I’ve never seen anywhere else that I’ve travelled, is that they put up these Botanical Billboards on the main highway through the center of town. Above you see an ad for Vainsa (a bathroom fixture company) which is made out of planting several different colors of flowers.
Isn’t that a great idea? Instead of nasty billboards that get all dirty and are a horrible eyesore, you get these nice garden areas? Plus, don’t you think it’s nice that some people have the job of tending these advertisements? I mean, it’s GOT to be better to dig around in some plants with the feel of the earth between your fingers than to be dangling off a rope somewhere connected to some steel billboard.
Well I guess it probably does suck to have to work right next to the highway all day, but still. things can always be worse.
Here’s another picture:
I took these pictures from my speeding taxi on the way home from teaching an English class (hence the mediocre quality that you’ve come to expect from “Streets of Lima”). This next picture is a little better: