I spent a couple of times in Tarapoto and like it because I like the selva. But as most cities in the selva the city as such is ugly!
F.i. Iquitos is much more attractice for its architecture, atmosphere and surroundings.
BTW The only thing I agree with you is the horrible winter weather here in Lima!
ChiChi...The área surrounding Iquitos is nice if you like plants and animals but the city itself is a dump.
JanD wrote:This shows that you know absolutely nothing about architecture. The architecture to be found in the center of Iquitos is absolutely unique
JanD wrote:Something like that is nowhere to be found in Tarapoto, which is just a pile of ugly buildings thrown together with no planning at all...
OK in nearby Lamas some crazy Italian is constructing an appaling, bad constructed phoney of a European castle .
Which most certainly to Tarapoto standards can be considered as the highlight of Tarapoto architecture .
chi chi wrote:In Peru, they don't care about architecture or historic buildings.
The old center in Lima around el Palacio del Gobierno has some old building that are well preserved and Machu Pichu is looked after. But all the rest is neglected.
Old historic buildings are often torn down to make room for appartment buildings.
Miraflores is considered a tourist hotspot in Lima but was has it to offer when it comes to history or architecture?
The oldest and biggest building is probably the grey ugly office tower in front of Parque Kennedy.
Sagafalabella at the Ovalo is the most futuristic looking building in Miraflores.
Recently, I was in Mexico city. I have seen great architecture and well preserved historic buildings. Lima is nothing compared to Mexico city when it comes to history and architecture.
teamoperu wrote:Taramoto, just a rough disorganized frontier town.
teamoperu wrote:How exciting! The avant-guard architecture of Dominos and Subway, that sure will raise the visual aspect of Taramoto a notch or two.
Here is challenge for you. You post pictures of the wonderful architecture of Taramoto and for each on I'll post a pic of wonderful architecture of Lima. Lets see who runs out first. Indeed, I challenge you to post even 1 pic of any architecturally interesting building in Taramoto.
amigorick wrote:I live in Iquitos and can attest to the beauty of the old colonial buildings from the rubber baron era. The architecture is stunning.
ChiChi But almost all those building are neglected. If those buildings are restored then Iquitos will look a lot nicer.
Panman: There is no doubt that, in general, Peruvians have little or no respect for their architectural heritage.
chi chi, I am still waiting for a pic of any wonderful edifices in Taramoto? Does one exist?
Local government in MF is trying to save the heritage by offering subsidies to owners of such old houses, but it is fighting an upward battle.
Because owners can make so much money by selling their houses to real estate companies, that it is almost irresistible. .
JanD wrote:chi chi, I am still waiting for a pic of any wonderful edifices in Taramoto? Does one exist?
Me to....and by the way, please do everyone a pleasure and don't come up with a picture of that monstrosity of a castle in Lamas !