Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A summer's day in Old Lima

Each time we go to Old Lima with the North American missionaries who have three more weeks in the Lima CCM (Missionary Training Center), we try to see something we haven't seen before. Today we toured the Basilica, a 17th C. cathedral on the Main Square or Plaza de Armas. One of the two couples in the CCM learning Spanish went on the tour. They are going to be serving in the Urobamba Valley near Cuzco. President Whetten and Carlos who manages the affairs of the CCM also toured the cathedral while the missionaries (the smallest group of North Americans since we came five months ago) shopped at the artesania markets near the Main Square. The 17th C. bronze fountain was a gift to Lima from France. If you look closely, you can see an angel blowing a horn atop the fountain. The birds make it difficult to see the horn. We also drove along the coast. The beaches further up the coast drive were congested. We were surprised this one was not crowded. This is summer for South America and students are out of school until March.

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