PERU
neighborhood in Trujillo, Peru. It is
across from the condominium of
our hostess Carolyn Halstead.
This is Boss. He is a Peruvian
Hairless dog. He truly has no
hair, only a few wiry bits on his
tail and on the top of his head.
He lives at the pyramid of the
sun and moon in Trujillo. He is
10 years old. Most Peruvian
hairless dogs live at the
historic places.
At the pyramids of the moon, the
archaeologists have discovered
mud bricks with various designs.
Each "house" would have had
distinctive markings on the bricks.
This is the view out of my bedroom
while I was staying with Senora
Halstead in Trujillo.
This is a small section of the great
mud city of the Chachina. This
complex covers thousands of
acres. It is 600-800 years old. The
entire city, with its 20,000 or so
inhabitants, was made entirely of
mud brick.
This is a detail of one of the
pyramids of the moon. Actually,
there are five. Every 100 years, the
Chachina culture built a new
pyramid on top of the old one. The
pyramid were "reinterpreted" by
pyramid were "reinterpreted" by
the artist each time.the artist each
time.
This is Trujillo's Plasca  Des Armas.
This also shows a cathedral.
Flowers outside my bedroom
window, Trujillo, are actually in
the top of a tree.
Paracas Peninsula on the Pacific
Ocean. The white stuff is bird
guano.
The giant Candelabra on the
Paracas Peninsula.
The Balestas Islands where
thousands of birds and sea lions
coexist. It's off the southern coast
of Peru, near Paracas.
These are humbolt penguins.
The dark areas are thousands of
birds, perhaps cormorants.
The islands are home to humbolt
penguins, sea lions, cormorants,
Peruvian boobies and other bird
This was breeding season for the
sea lions (March). The small black
blobs are pups.
This is part of the Paracas
Reserve, a beach called the yellow
beach. There was a land bridge
that connected this rocky
out-cropping with the main land,
but the earth quake in Aug. 2007
destroyed it.
The beach at Paracas. The reserve
is a desert. Much of the area is
covered by ancient sea shells.
The desert in the Paracas Reserve.
The famous Nazca Lines that can
only be seen from the air. The
Nazca people and some other
indigenous peoples created these
lines, scientists think, pointing to
underground water ways.
The space man, one of 12 figures
on the Nazca plain.