Monday, February 04, 2013

Orlando to Lima, Peru

We are just getting started! Last night we had a our welcome dinner at the hotel in Florida and a large screen TV was set up in the bar area so that we could watch the Super Bowl. The alarm went off early and we made our way to Sanford Airport. I gave my first lecture while flying over the Caribbean, Machu Picchu, the Andes and the Land of the Incas. It went well! We arrived in Lima about 3:00 local time. Here are a few pictures.

A welcome cocktail party and dinner on February 3

The Super Bowl at the party

Early morning sunlight of the façade of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Orlando. We are loading up!

I did not get a chance to take many photos on this flight segment but here is a shot of the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral

The Rio Rimac in Callao, Peru, the port city for Lima. Nine million people live in Lima and it is the 4th largest city in South America (behind São Paulo, Rio de Janairo, and Buenos Aires). As such, the rivers are greatly altered.

We visited one of the finest private collections of prehistoric art in all the world, the famous Rafael Largo Herrera.

A dacite carving from the Moché period of coastal Peru

Projectile points from around Peru. The collection was begun in the 1880's, before Peru had developed national laws about digging pre-historic sites.

A wood carving

Silver headwear of the Incas

Gold ornamentation

A fantastic display of gold and silver

Prehistoric necklaces

The grounds are beautiful. Tomorrow we are off to Cusco and the heart of the Sacred Valley.

2 comments:

jg said...

I'll be watching and envying every step of the way. Enjoy the 1%ers.

Denise Traver said...

Love your photos of the Rafael Largo Herrera collection! Look like an art collection themselves. :)