domingo, julio 30, 2006

The romance of a pier

Tears of the Sea

In the middle of these rocks I waited for the fury of the sea, but it launched his humid smiles. I waited for euphoria, but the sea sent me kisses with sand. The Pacific Ocean is not light blue, but it´s so generous.

viernes, julio 28, 2006

The Central Club

Unforgettable atmosphere

Bernhard Kast is an austriac friend, he is in Trujillo now.He is staying here for a few months and he likes photography too. He has taken pics of special places from my city. In this scene you can see the main yard of Central Club. This club has exclusive members that belong to bourgeoisie from Trujillo. You must have a privileged last name and lots of money to be part of this club.

jueves, julio 27, 2006

In the coast of my city

The owners of the port

As I said in the last post, Salaverry is a quiet port, with not much commercial activity. Pelicans and sea gulls like these bring their families to stay here for a long time. I walked through them and they got scared. It was one of the best natural scenes I have ever seen in my life, perhaps because I am so urban. Sorry.

miércoles, julio 26, 2006

Port Salaverry

In the middle of the silence
Port Salaverry is in the coast of Trujillo, you can be there in 15 minutes, driving from Trujillo. There is not too much commercial activity and the birds come continuously to visit this port. The day I visited the port it was so quiet, the sea was so calm and a sensation of peace surrounded me.

martes, julio 25, 2006

Two Lamps

A friend of mine .whose name is Giulianna, also wants to publish her pics, and she gave me this pic to be uploaded. She likes details, those small things representative of our city. This lamp is so common in Trujillo. Every light has a shadow...

domingo, julio 23, 2006

Trujillo Dowtown

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This street named Pizarro crosses the main square and goes all the way until the Plazuela El Recreo. Along this street you will find a mix of classical colony architecture, with big windows and wooden porches. The major of the city closed 4 blocks so people can walk without air pollution and terrible noise of yellow taxis.

viernes, julio 21, 2006

The Burning House

It´s 5:30 a.m. and the streets are still waking up. When I saw this, it seemed to me that the tree was burning, I liked the effect caused by the lights on the roof of this yellow house. In this half of the planet we have a winter time but it´s not so cold. Temperatures vary between 12º C and 18º C . National Holidays are on July 28... a week of vacations.

jueves, julio 20, 2006

The Man and the Huaca

This man called José works with some plants that grow in Moche, a town located 10 kilometers from Trujillo. He knits baskets with dried stems. His ability of craftsmanship is a legacy of his moche ancestors. Behind him is the Huaca de la Luna (The Huaca of the Moon). On the opposite side of the pic is the Huaca of the Sun. The Huaca of the Moon is close to the APRA hill, a very well known hill in Trujillo.

miércoles, julio 19, 2006

The House of Emancipation

This big hall belongs to one of the most historic houses of Trujillo: the House of Emancipation. In this house began the planning for peruvian freedom from the spanish domain. Now this big room is used for expositions and it is located in downtown Trujillo, near the main square. It has a colony style with the classic arabic ceiling.

lunes, julio 17, 2006

The Mansiche Stadium

Soccer and the moon

The mansiche stadium is the main sport scenary in the city.In 2005 and 2006, Trujillo was one of the cities where the America Cup was played and the sub-17 World soccer championship as well. The best teams of south America and also young teams have shown their best here, from Trujillo to the world.

jueves, julio 13, 2006

Corpus Christi

The Cathedral of Trujillo

The cathedral of Trujillo, the night before celebration of Corpus Christi. Most people of this city are catholic and this kind of holiday is celebrated with devotion. In this case, the floor will be decorated with colorful images made of flowers. The cathedral maintains its colony style, a spanish heritage.

Late coast

Lights in the coast

The horses of totora are "sleeping" and the night falls over Huanchaco Beach, slowly. It s winter but the sun rises everyday and the sea is happy today. 20 years ago Huanchaco had half of habitants than it has now. Something charming lives in Huanchaco, I don t know what it is.

Trujillo, the City of Spring

Huanchaco Beach

These long boats are called caballos de totora (horses of totora), they were used by the habitants of chimu culture to fish and navigate the pacific ocean. Today, they are still used by fishermen of Huanchaco and some tourists like to sail on these sea horses. Huanchaco is the most beautiful beach of Trujillo. Trujillo is known as "the city of spring" because it has a wonderful weather all year long... a 365-day-spring.