Weekly Photo Challenge: Two Subjects

Day 254 – April 1, 2012

This week, the theme from WordPress in their Photo Challenge was “Two Subjects“.

On April Fools’ Day – which is not a large holiday here in Peru, although I was able to enjoy Google’s prank courtesy of the Internet – the family and I enjoyed a sunny day down at the beach of Barranco.

While my middle child tested out his bodyboard, while my daughter frolicked in the waves, and while my oldest child (a teenager) tried his best to not have a good time, I looked around and saw the clouds rolling into the cliffs that make up the Miraflores district of Lima.

Miraflores, along with the boardwalk area known as the Malecon and the mall known as Larcomar, is home to a launching pad where paragliders, for a fee, will take willing (and, in my opinion, slightly deranged) tourists for a ride surfing the air currents.

Paragliders over Miraflores and fog

Anybody can fly - it's only a matter of will

A quick snap of the Nikon and I’m back watching my middle child become tossed in the waves like a bad penny.

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Posted on April 13, 2012, in Peru, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. The freedom of those guys flying and the solidness of the buildings make two very different subjects!

    • All the times I watched from the viewing area (which, granted, is not a large sampling period of time), I never saw any botch a landing. I’m guessing the outfit that regulates this paraglider arena is good at weeding out the inexperienced. Tourist deaths and injuries have a way of dampening turnout.

  2. Anybody can tumble down – it’s only a matter of fate…

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