Lima, Peru

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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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  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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  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 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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  Ceviche, one Peru's culinary mainstays.  Photo by João Canziani.
    Ceviche, one Peru's culinary mainstays. 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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  A Huari head.  Photo by João Canziani.
    A Huari head. 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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  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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  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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  The Plaza San Martin.  Photo by João Canziani.
    The Plaza San Martin. 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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  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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  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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  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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