“Visit to the Lima Cemetery, Peru” by K.J.S.Chatrath

After a longish trip in the Peruvian Andes, going up to over 15,000 ft and then visiting Machhu Pichu, our Group was back in Lima, Peru and the trip officially ended. I was understandably tired but could not supress my desire to visit the oldest cemetery in town.

p1250596-580-75After a longish trip in the Peruvian Andes, going up to over 15,000 ft and then visiting Machhu Pichu, our Group was back in Lima, Peru and the trip officially ended. I was understandably tired but could not supress my desire to visit the oldest cemetery in town. I shared this with out Tour Manager cum Guide, Nila  (Nila J. Soto Santiago, Tour Manager & Official Tour Guide, Engishs-Italian-Portugues; http://www.perulimaguides.com
cel. ++511999650951) and she not only told me about the location of the cemetery but went along with me in a noisy Three Wheeler,  even though her assignment as the Group Leader had ended by then.  Thank you for your kindness, Nila.

Here are a few photographs to give you an idea of what the Lima cemetery looks like.

p1250600-b3-400-25 The entrance gate to the cemetery

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p1250586-b3-400-50Quite interestingly I saw a somewhat similar statue in the church where Begum Sumroo lies buried in Merrut, near Delhi (Photo below) in April this year.

sardhana-761-400-b3-25Some of the differences in the two statues are: face is not covered in Lima statue while it is covered in Sardhana statue; Lima statue shows the right foot forward while the Sardhana one shows the left foot in front; the feet have slippers in the Sardhana statue and quite importantly, the lady in the Sardhana statue has a snake curled around her right arm.

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p1250577-b3-400-50 p1250599-400-d3-66And you will find me in the photos of every cemetery…   …

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Photographs, text and copyright by K.J.S.Chatrath.

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