Nightscapes – Lima, Peru

Nightscape, Lima, Peru.

Here are six early evening nightscapes of the Peruvian capital shot from the top floor of the Hotel Continental, situated in the center of Lima’s historical center.

As many of you know, the late afternoon and early evening blue hour is ideal for shooting if conditions are right. Here the blue tended towards gray, but I still liked the resulting color variety and saturation.

By the way, it does pay off to explore your hotel a bit. I asked at reception if there was any way to access the roof, even supervised, and was told no.

“How about the top floor?”

“No, sorry, that is closed when there are no events taking place.”

Closed yes, but not locked. I had the entire 11th floor meeting/banquet space to myself. And the windows even opened. 🙂

 

Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Nightscape, Lima, Peru.
Lima nightscape, facing north.
Lima nightscape, facing north.

These photos, taken on 05-May-2013, serve as today’s Pics du Jour, the 165th (!) straight.

 

 

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  1. Brad Bernard says

    Great Pics, Bob. Last time I was in Lima, I had a pretty bad experience. They call it the “millionaires tour.” Have you heard of that?

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks, Brad. A tour with stops at local ATM machines with your card? That sucks. Sorry to hear that. How did it end?

      1. Brad Bernard says

        I got out with my life and an empty bank account. Anyway, really enjoyed the city otherwise.

        1. Bob R says

          Glad you otherwise enjoyed the city. 🙂 I’ve been quite fortunate in that respect. I was only robbed on the road once, way back in 1992. But it was nothing like your experience.

  2. Sabina says

    Great photos – I like that you’re not only giving us a sugar-coated insight into Lima! Never been to Peru, but I’ll have to change that soon.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks – I try to not ever sugar-coat anything.

  3. Cardinal Guzman says

    I see that most of the roofs are flat. Do you know if they keep building on the houses as the families grow?

    1. Bob R says

      I can’t speak for everywhere, but that wasn’t the case in this area.

  4. Siobhan says

    Love that third shot

  5. Maria says

    Love cityscape shots taken from rooftop or balcony vantage points – shows a different side of life and your photos from Lima fit the bill.

    1. Bob R says

      Thanks, Maria.

  6. The Crowded Planet says

    Incredible pics Bob. It pays to do a little exploring!
    I liked Lima, it has a raw edge to it; I have seen someone being mugged in the street pretty much ten minutes after getting there. But then, we had a wonderful time, and saw the Senor de Los Milagros parade.

    1. Bob R says

      Ugh. No, not a very good way to begin your stay. I wasn’t there long, but enjoyed the handful of days I spent there.

  7. Brianna says

    Interesting vantage point, I like the mix of the quiet rooftops and the busy streets down below.

    1. Bob R says

      It was a very insightful perch from where to observe the city. Highly recommended.

  8. Chloe says

    Great and very unique photos of Peruvian nightscapes. I have yet to set foot in South America, but it’s on the list!

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