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The Old Lima

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Tuesday, October 13, 2009

While searching the internet for information and photos on the old Tranvia train system I came across a website called SkyscrapperCity.com

This website has a forum that is dedicated to Lima where the users post old photos of the city. It's a great place to see the what the City of Kings used to look like before it became an over-populated megalopolis.

I have posted a few of my favorite photos from the forum so you can get an idea of what the people are posting there.



a photo of miraflores



Av. Grau and Via Expresa



Plaza de Armas - NOTICE THE AMERICAN FLAG ON TOP OF THE BUILDING, WHY IS IT THERE?



Agua Dulce Beach in Chorrillos

Here are some more photos





Malecon in Chorrillos



Erection (hehehe....) of Statue of Bolognesi in Plaza Bolognesi



Plaza Bolognesi



Barranco - an old tram system that allow citizens to reach the beaches below



Then: Av. Colon - Now: Av. Grau




Puente Trujillo - The arc is no longer standing due to an earthquake that caused it's unfortunate destruction.



Old Plaza de Armas - with beautiful palm trees, what the hell happened!







Before



After - How tragic

all photos were taken from the SkyscrapperCity.com's website and I have no clue who the original photographer's are but I take no credit for the above work.

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