TTFN, Trujillo

Now that we’re about to leave the coast, I figured it was time to post a few pics of Trujillo. Although we were living in Huanchaco, Trujillo was our second city. It’s where we went to go to the movies, visit the mall, or eat at “Papa Juan’s” (mejor ingredientes, mejor pizza). Trujillo is one of the largest cities in northern Peru, and its colonial architecture is a highlight. Here’s a late-in-coming photo tour:

The Plaza de Armas is the central square of any colonial city. The one in Trujillo is especially lovely. It’s a shame we didn’t take any pictures when it was decorated for the holidays — there were Christmas trees everywhere. One of them was Shrek themed.

I present to you the focal point of the city of Trujillo: some naked guy in a cape. It’s kind of like an up-skirt shot.

This church is very prominent in Trujillo’s Plaza de Armas. I really like the way the brightly colored buildings make the city seem so happy and friendly.

This elaborately decorated building sits directly on the Plaza de Armas.

This is one of the less attractive buildings on the Plaza, but it reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream. Mmmmm…my favorite flavor.

…yet another colonial masterpiece on the Plaza.

I’m not sure why I like this one, but I do.

These bizarre wood balconies (like the one in the foreground) jut out from many of the colonial buildings. They’re very Trujillo.

The windows in Trujillo are quite fabulous. Mike’s photos of them make a perfect sequel to his Antigua, Guatemala door series.

This window’s even nicer with the building’s two-tone paint job. We almost got arrested for this photo though; the window belongs to a bank. Since we got caught simply casing the joint, we decided to postpone our bank robbery plans for an easier mark.

And now for a less attractive image from the Trujillo files: this building is in disrepair, as I’m sure you can see for yourself. Take special note, however, of the broken glass lining a portion of the roof. The owners obviously calculated exactly how much space they would need to arm with bottle shards in order to deter criminals who might shimmy up the window bars, leap onto the protruding metal arm, and swing onto the roof. Clever.

Mike suspects that this man was locked out and therefore had to set up shop on the sidewalk. As if.

I don’t know how many of the signs you can read, but this entire street is lined with Opticas. Guess you know where to go when you need an eye exam.

Tada! There’s Trujillo in a nutshell. Come back soon for photos of our weekend get-away that left us stranded in the mountains.

2 Responses to “TTFN, Trujillo”
  1. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Guys–great bunch of pictures! It sure is a colorful country!I’m curious. You speak of going to the movies. Are they american made, or spanish. If in spanish–doo they dub in the english–or, are you becoming fluent enough in spanish to figure out what they are saying? Your cousins, Jean and Curt Novotney from NC have been visiting us for a couple days, and sure have been having fun with them Jean is uncle Dick’s daughter. Curt was in San diego for a business meeting, so they took a couple days extra to come see us.The weather has been perfect–in the 80’s and no wind! Stay safe on your travels. What’s your average temp there now? Know you were disappointed when K and T decidedthey couldn’t make the trip down (them, too). Talked to Kristen and Josh last night. They are excited about moving into their new home in Urbandale. Love ya! gma

  2. Anonymous says:

    Loved the beautiful architecture!It looks so lovely & warm & we are so cold & snowy here.Thanks for the call. We are going to start looking for flights this weekend.Love ya, Mom

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