Photo Friday: Grandeur

Day 036 – August 27, 2011

Grandeur” is the theme for this week from Photo Friday.

In the time that we have been here in Peru, we have travelled to Machu Picchu, the ruins of Pisaq and Ollantayambo, and the Peruvian Amazon.

So with all those photographic arrows in my metaphorical quiver, it should come as absolutely no surprise I would select a mirror for this week’s theme.

Mirror in Mayor's office

A simple rectangle of reflective material would not do

This picture comes from a Saturday tour I took with a Spanish langauge immersion course into the center of Lima. In addition to looking at the Palacio de Gobierno through gates and viewing a variety of cathedrals, our group toured the Municipal Palace, which houses the office of the mayor of Lima.

The mirror pictured above hangs on the wall in a large ballroom-esque room that probably serves as a staging ground for press conferences, waltzes, or really cool volleyball games. Yes, chandeliers are included.

Considering this (below) is the front of the building, it should also come as no surprise that the mirror looks as gilded as it does.

Municipal Palace in Lima, Peru

Mayor Bloomberg would love this workplace.


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Posted on June 1, 2012, in Peru, Photography and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. These are very lovely shots =)

  2. Beautiful photography

  3. Nanny Bloomberg would only love it if they sold small sugary drinks less than 16 oz.

    Great interpretation of the theme.

    • I have to be honest…when I first read the story on the Net about Bloomberg’s crusade against large buckets of soda, I thought I was reading The Onion because it was so silly. Yet, truth be stranger than comedy I guess. Thanks for your kind comment.

  4. I thought it was very Onion-esque too. Real onions sometimes make you want to cry. More and more, US politicians are making me cry too. For a really Onion-like story, goggle North Carolina HR 819 — NC’s legislature’s attempt to legislate how climate predictions (sea level changes) are calculated. It would be funny if it wasn’t for real.

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