Evening in Barranco

23 June 2012

Saturday


I spent Saturday evening in the Barranco district of Lima, which is the next district south of Miraflores. It would be possible to walk from Miraflores to Barranco just by continuing south, but I took a taxi to expedite the trip. Maybe later I’ll walk there just for the experience of covering the intervening ground.

Barranco is an attractive and historical neighborhood with lots of street life and colorful opportunities for photographs. Barranco even has its own “Bridge of Sighs” (Puente de los Suspiros) — not nearly so well known as the Bridge of Sighs in Venice. At the south end of the Bridge of Sighs is a large restaurant that serves traditional Peruvian food. I got a great table by the window with a view of the Bridge of Sighs and was able to enjoy the sight of the human traffic over the bridge while I ate an enormous meal of beef, corn, and potatoes. When I left, the line for a table was snaking out the door and down the street, so i got lucky.

There is a wonderful viewpoint in the Barranco distinct that I hope to visit during the light of day, though the view at night was quite captivating.

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