09/25/17 – Lima, Peru

CURRENT EVENTS (RECIENTES ACONTECIMIENTOS)

Making Friends (Amigos) in Lima, Peru

I arrived in Peru two days ago and I am finding it to be a unique experience.

Lima is the capital and the largest city of Peru. It is located in the central coastal part of the country, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. With a population of more than 10 million, Lima is the most populous metropolitan area of Peru and the third-largest city in the Americas, behind São Paulo and Mexico City.

Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de los Reyes. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru. Around one-third of the national population lives in the metropolitan area.

PHYSICAL TRAITS (RASGOS FÍSICOS)

Honor Thy Temple

Take care of your teeth and they will take care of you.

CHARACTER TRAITS (RASGOS DE CARÁCTER)

The Foundation for Being Extraordinary

SOCIAL TRAITS (RASGOS SOCIALES)

Getting Along with Others

It is always nice to get together with friends, but it is even better when you can combine getting together with some physical exercise.

Here is a photo from a recent 5K Run.

LEARNING TRAITS

(CARACTERÍSTICAS DE APRENDIZAJE)

Growth Keeps You Extraordinary

If you don’t visit places and cultures you have never experience, are you really growing as a person?  

Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru

Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery in Lima, Peru, The church and convent are part of the Historic Centre of Lima, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1991. Aside from a church and monastery it also has a library and catacombs [I saw a lot of large bones & skulls. I didn’t want to take a photo, but even if I did, photos were prohibited]. In this church, Jude the Apostle is venerated. At the feast of Saint Jude Tadeus a one and a half ton weighing silver stand [I saw this, but pictures were prohibited] is carried round in procession by 40 people, starting from the convent.

MISCELLANEOUS (VARIADO)

The Odds & Ends of Being Extraordinary

BOOK OF THE WEEK (LIBRO DE LA SEMANA)

The Little Red Book of Running

By Scott Douglas

If you have any interest in running, whether starting out or already an experience running, you really should read this fun and easy to read running book full of helpful tips.

MOVIES OF THE WEEK (PELÍCULAS DE LA SEMANA)

The Hero (2017)

The main thing this film has going for it is Sam Elliott.

Critics Consensus: The Herorests on Sam Elliott’s understated performance, which proves more than capable of carrying the film through the less inspired moments of its somewhat clichéd story. (Source: Rotten Tomatoes)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK (MÚSICA DE LA SEMANA)

When Will I Be Loved

by Linda Ronstadt

LAST WEEK’S POLL – Who do you think is a Renaissance artist?

Source: Time, Sept. 25, 2017

 7% – Macchiato (Coffee)

30% – Verrocchio (Artist)

  7% – Cortado (Coffee)

  7% – Ristretto (Coffee)

   7% – Masaccio (Artist)

   7% – Affogato (Coffee)

   7% – Carajillo (Coffee)

   7% – Pisanello (Artist)

   7% – Galão (Coffee)

   7% – Tintoretto (Artist)

THIS WEEK’S POLL – Have you ever been to Peru?

ART OF THE WEEK (ARTE DE LA SEMANA)

A few years ago when I was in Lisbon, I thought the bring work in this town square was very artistic.

Town Square in Lisbon

EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

(PERSONA EXTRAORDINARIA DE LA SEMANA)

José de San Martin

José de San Martín (25 February 1778 – 17 August 1850), was an Argentine general and the prime leader of the southern part of South America’s successful struggle for independence from the Spanish Empire who served as the Protector of Peru. 

He organized a plan to defeat the Spanish forces that menaced the United Provinces from the north, using an alternative path to the Viceroyalty of Peru. This objective first involved the establishment of a new army, the Army of the Andes, in Cuyo Province, Argentina. From there, he led the Crossing of the Andes to Chile, and triumphed at the Battle of Chacabuco and the Battle of Maipú (1818), thus liberating Chile from royalist rule. Then he sailed to attack the Spanish stronghold of Lima, Peru.

On 12 July 1821, after seizing partial control of Lima, San Martín was appointed Protector of Peru, and Peruvian independence was officially declared on 28 July. On 22 July 1822, after a closed-door meeting with fellow libertador Simón Bolívar at Guayaquil, Ecuador, Bolívar took over the task of fully liberating Peru. San Martín unexpectedly left the country and resigned the command of his army, excluding himself from politics and the military, and moved to France in 1824. The details of the 22 July meeting would be a subject of debate by later historians.

San Martín is regarded as a national hero of Argentina and Peru, and one of the Liberators of Spanish South America. (Source: Wikipedia)

THIS WEEK’S JOKE (BROMA DE LA SEMANA)

TALK TO ME (HÁBLAME)

Thank you Georgia & Samantha, for commenting on last week’s post. 

BLOG & FACEBOOK

Thank you  Sheryll & Shirley for sharing my post last week on Facebook.

And my thanks to Age, Darlene,  Diana, Rose,  Sharon & Yazzlus, who started following my blog and to Danielle, Leila, Linda & P Russell, for liking  my Harmony Books & Films Facebook page.

BOOK (LIBRO)

My Final Cover

http://www.amazon.com/Tired-Being-Ordinary-Are-You/dp/0990388697

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/im-tired-of-being-ordinary-are-you-wm-allen/1120528064?ean=9780990388692

11 thoughts on “09/25/17 – Lima, Peru

    • Thanks Samantha. I’m still here, there is so much to see and learn about here in Peru. But it seems like I will not be able to relax until I get home 🙂 They have already placed some restrictions on visiting Machu Picchu and I hear more are coming. There will likely be a day when you can no longer walk around the place.

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