Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Vistas y Quehaceres Domésticos

Mili (Milagros) from Pasca in la sierra, the help around the house with cleaning and the kids. Many middle-class families in Peru can afford this service, as their wages are low.

I love this: a very Peruvian microwave. Includes specialties such as choclo (large-kernel corn), aji de gallina and suspiro a la limeña.

I guess this is a good time to point out that through 16 months in Latin America, not once did I see a clothes dryer. Usually the warmth was enough to dry everything, but in Lima, especially in July, the damp and cool climate really lengthened the wait.

 A few shots of the local park in San Juan de Lurigancho, where very few entered...

Rooftops ready for Independence Day.

A Peruvian flag tops a Plaza Vea supermarket, not visible in this shot. the immense store is a new addition to this part of San Juan de Lurigancho, one of Lima's fastest growing, and poorest, districts. You can see informal housin on the cerro, hill, behind.

Buenas noches, Alexandro.