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Lima, Peru

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In Lima,Peru–a visually striking but geologically shaky locale–designer Jodi Puig points out ways in which the city's culturally rich past provides a solid foundation for its design future.

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  The massive Huaca Pucllana is just one of many examples of the pre-Incan architecture that dots Lima. This complex burial structure was built some 1,500 years ago.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The massive Huaca Pucllana is just one of many examples of the pre-Incan architecture that dots Lima. This complex burial structure was built some 1,500 years ago.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  \An unidentified artist works on a painting of the crucifixion at the colonial Museo de Arte de Lima.  Photo by: João Canziani
    \An unidentified artist works on a painting of the crucifixion at the colonial Museo de Arte de Lima.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Puig has designed, among other things, Restaurante Cala, which looks out onto the sea.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Puig has designed, among other things, Restaurante Cala, which looks out onto the sea.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Public squares and parks loom large in the lives of Peruvians, and the heavily mosaiced Parque del Amor in the Miraflores neighborhood is no exception.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Public squares and parks loom large in the lives of Peruvians, and the heavily mosaiced Parque del Amor in the Miraflores neighborhood is no exception.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The narrow streets of downtown Lima show the modern alongside the colonial.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The narrow streets of downtown Lima show the modern alongside the colonial.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The lovely view of the sea from the cliffs of Avenida Saenz Peña.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The lovely view of the sea from the cliffs of Avenida Saenz Peña.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  From outdoors to in, Restaurante La Mar specializes in seafood, particularly the Peruvian classic, ceviche.  Photo by: João Canziani
    From outdoors to in, Restaurante La Mar specializes in seafood, particularly the Peruvian classic, ceviche.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Another of the city’s many parks, Parque Union Europea makes use of a number of levels.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Another of the city’s many parks, Parque Union Europea makes use of a number of levels.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Here are details from the colorful, elaborate mosaics at Parque del Amor.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Here are details from the colorful, elaborate mosaics at Parque del Amor.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The prodigious cultural production of Peru includes a sofa by Eva Pest.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The prodigious cultural production of Peru includes a sofa by Eva Pest.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  The Plaza San Martin.  Photo by: João Canziani
    The Plaza San Martin.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  A Huari head.  Photo by: João Canziani
    A Huari head.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Ceviche, one Peru's culinary mainstays.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Ceviche, one Peru's culinary mainstays.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Architect and industrial designer Sebastián Bravo designed the Hans Stoll Residence.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Architect and industrial designer Sebastián Bravo designed the Hans Stoll Residence.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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  Designers and architects currently enjoy a heretofore-unseen prosperity in Peru. Fashion designer Sumy Kujon makes her clothes from alpaca wool, incorporating traditional craftsmanship into contemporary fashion.  Photo by: João Canziani
    Designers and architects currently enjoy a heretofore-unseen prosperity in Peru. Fashion designer Sumy Kujon makes her clothes from alpaca wool, incorporating traditional craftsmanship into contemporary fashion.

    Photo by: João Canziani

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