With only having one full day in Lima we did a private tour of the Modern Lima and the historical Lima. Our Tour guide Fernando was great. He was very knowledgeable and the three of us engaged in much lively conversation. It is Carnival time in Lima and Cusco. Today there were many people dressed in costume to celebrate what I believe is the first day of Lent like in the U.S. with their Mardi Gras. It was a nice day spent getting an overall look at the city of Lima. We also had a visit to the Peruvian Ministry of Medicine and were able to handle a book that was from the 1500’s. I photographed some of the medical photos of how they treated certain ailments back in those days. Would be considered humorous today.
Lance and Pam in the Historic district of Lima
Women dress in Costume for the Carnival Parade
Young Peruvian boy dressed for Parade
Guards at Presidential Palace have a changing of the guard every day at noon.
200 year old medical books in the Medical Academy in Lima. This old buiding was the Academy and we went up to the roof. Interesting old building.
Once we got to the roof of the Medical Academy we looked over to poverty. I could hear children down in what looked like ruins.
- 200 year old medical books in the Medical Academy in Lima. This old buiding was the Academy and we went up to the roof. Interesting old building.
Old Medical book with old treatments illustrations.
Under San Francisco Monestary and Church there is Catacombs that is filled with human bones. In early years before the cemeteries were under the churches.