Lima, Peru

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February 26, 2009
Originally published in Small Wonders
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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.
    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.
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  \An unidentified artist works on a painting of the crucifixion at the colonial Museo de Arte de Lima.
    \An unidentified artist works on a painting of the crucifixion at the colonial Museo de Arte de Lima.
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  Puig has designed, among other things, Restaurante Cala, which looks out onto the sea.
    Puig has designed, among other things, Restaurante Cala, which looks out onto the sea.
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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.
    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.
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  The narrow streets of downtown Lima show the modern alongside the colonial.
    The narrow streets of downtown Lima show the modern alongside the colonial.
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  The lovely view of the sea from the cliffs of Avenida Saenz Peña.
    The lovely view of the sea from the cliffs of Avenida Saenz Peña.
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  From outdoors to in, Restaurante La Mar specializes in seafood, particularly the Peruvian classic, ceviche.
    From outdoors to in, Restaurante La Mar specializes in seafood, particularly the Peruvian classic, ceviche.
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  Another of the city’s many parks, Parque Union Europea makes use of a number of levels.
    Another of the city’s many parks, Parque Union Europea makes use of a number of levels.
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  Here are details from the colorful, elaborate mosaics at Parque del Amor.
    Here are details from the colorful, elaborate mosaics at Parque del Amor.
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  The prodigious cultural production of Peru includes a sofa by Eva Pest.
    The prodigious cultural production of Peru includes a sofa by Eva Pest.
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  The Plaza San Martin.
    The Plaza San Martin.
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  A Huari head.
    A Huari head.
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  Ceviche, one Peru's culinary mainstays.
    Ceviche, one Peru's culinary mainstays.
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  Architect and industrial designer Sebastián Bravo designed the Hans Stoll Residence.
    Architect and industrial designer Sebastián Bravo designed the Hans Stoll Residence.
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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.
    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.
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