I hope all of you are off to a great start in 2014 (and that you haven’t ruined too many checks by dating them 1/1/13…although people don’t write as many checks as before). I notice that it’s been 1 month since I posted an article on Streets of Lima, which is the longest gap since I started this page. I’ll try to do two a month from now on, but it has been a very busy month (especially with the holidays).
My new book is going to be released tomorrow (I think…it depends on if they approve the final proof), and if any of you are interested in a review copy (you have to put a review on Amazon) please contact me: email@example.com!
The above picture is kind of funny. When I first took it, I thought it was a sign that Lima was becoming more bicycle friendly. But now that I look at it, I think this thing is designed as a motorcycle rack…oh well, I’m stupid.
It’s been fun to watch the “likes” go up on my Facebook group. They’ve been going up pretty steadily since I stopped posting daily (which could be irritating if I thought about it). Hopefully all the new people that have liked the page recently will find some nice photos here that make them feel some nostalgia for their querida Peru. I aim to please 🙂
I took this image when I was doing the photo tour with Oliver Stahmann. The police were preparing for a riot that day, but we never saw any action (which is good I suppose).
This is from a photowalk I did by myself in Miraflores. I think this is one of the few cars in Peru that has all of its documentation up to date.
More from the same photowalk. I think a “watchiman” uses this little nook in the wall to keep his coffee cup…although the guy wasn’t around when I took this. Honestly, things usually don’t stick around all that long when you leave them unattended in Peru (sad but true). That seems like a pretty nice coffee cup, you don’t see too many with a metal rim. What’s that stuff in the background? Sunblock?
Here’s a little house just across the street from my brother and sister-in-law’s apartment. There are a lot of people in Peru who live in cute little homes like this. The corrugated metal on the top might seem a little intense, but it doesn’t rain much in Lima. Heck, most of the time these days, people spend their whole lives staring at four inch telephone screens rather than their immediate surroundings anyway. I could stand to live in a place like this. I don’t think the same can be said of my wife however :)!
That’s it for photos right now. I’ll have some more for you soon. Also, I’ll be posting info on this book when I have it. Keep your eyes peeled and have a great 2014!