One Building, Two Seasons, Three Cameras…

Last winter, a Canadian friend of mine from Duke spent two and a half months in Lima doing an internship at a mining company and we overlapped during the last four weeks of it. One day, she asked me to accompany her to visit art galleries in Barranco and take some photos of the ocean. I used to have a Nikon Coolpix S2600 then (which belongs to my mom now) so I thought accompanying her would be great fun. And it was great fun indeed! We wandered around for a while, visited a couple of galleries, got a coffee at one of my favorite cafés, and, of course, we took a bunch of photos. An epic win!

This excursion was also positive because I discovered an overlook that became one of my favorite places in Lima. This overlook allows you to have a great view of almost the entire Lima’s bay: you can distinguish Magdalena, San Isidro, Miraflores on one side, and Barranco and Chorrillos on the other side! If you’re lucky and it’s bright enough during the summer, you can see San Miguel and part of Callao. How could this place not be a recurrent place to take photos of the bay? 

Just next to the overlook there was a building that was still under construction then. Although it seemed mostly finished, nobody lived there apparently. The connection between that specific human construction, the other buildings on the edge of the bay, the sky, and the sea was simply amazing! It definitely needed to be documented! This is the picture taken with Nikon Coolpix S2600 that day, August 3rd, 2012:

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Lima and its Other “Ocean Overlooks”…

I know; I affirmed that Lima’s ocean overlooks are amazing. And they are! Thankfully we have many amazing overlooks all over the districts facing the ocean! Unfortunately, our sea is partly polluted; a part of it has been used to drain and deposit waste for decades which has given a brown color to it. Of course, people cannot swim in this area, and no access is allowed. Mayors are trying to construct parks, recreation areas, and ocean overlooks to make this part look beautiful. And, in spite of this brown color, some couples cannot resist staring at the ocean while taking a romantic walk precisely from one of the new overlooks:

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