I got a kick out of watching World Cup matches in Peru. I don’t speak Spanish. However- it seemed like all the sports networks generated so much analysis, commentary and chatter on every aspect of this international game. It sounded like they talked more about these matches than what I see and hear on American football.
Also, I had my fill of drama on the pitch. It was painful to watch Germany beat Team USA. It felt bizarre to cheer on Portugal, who helped us stay in the game.
More so-called “World Cups” spotted on our trip.
Silver cups inside Museo Larco.
The museum also has this amazing collection of ancient pottery pieces.
My last run in the Miraflores district of Lima.
I love all the mosaic art at Parque del Amor.
Cocktails at Rosa Nautica. Amazing view of surfers and waves crashing by the pier.
I ordered a Coco Loco.
Dinner at Fiesta.
My favorite dish: ceviche a la brasa. This is my favorite ceviche dish in Peru, quickly seared on corn husks. NOM.
Day 53 of 100 Happy Days.
LIMA – We visited Pueblo Libre in Lima. We explored Pre-Columbian art at Museo Larco.
They had iPhones, right?
For some exhibits – it’s all about the bling.
Outside, more works of art by nature.
Another exhibition room highlighted Pre-Columbian erotic art.
Breastfeeding icons were tame compared to other works in this exhibit.
Also, I think the ladies behind the “Free the Nipple” campaign would protest having these icons categorized as “erotic” art.
Day 52 of 100 Happy Days.
LIMA – I’m quite happy that I packed my running shoes. I missed my happy post-workout glow.
I mapped out an easy running route during some free time in the newsroom. I daydreamed about running near the Pacific. I didn’t expect all the smog along Ave. Jose Prado in Miraflores.
The air cleared up when I ran down a residential street.
I loved this view from Malecón de la Reserva.
Benches as works of art in Parque del Amour. It reminded me of the beautiful mosaic benches in Barcelona.
LIMA – We enjoyed a colorful introduction to Peruvian art inside the ICPNA – Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano.
Mark translated the exhibit descriptions. Artist Sigfried Laske literally waited for paint to dry as he created bold, surreal landscapes on earth and under the sea.
It’s the free gallery that keeps on giving.
Art gallery workers gave us brochures and posters.
LIMA – I visited a ceremonial site for human sacrifices today. It’s my first day in Lima, Peru.
According to our tour guide at Huaca Pucllana, archeologists found bones from at least 30 women killed for the gods at this site.