chi chi wrote:
JanD wrote:I would have preferred not to have carpets in my bedrooms.
With the air pollution here in Lima (I also have to clean the terrace adjacent to my bedroom twice a week) it is very difficult to keep the carpets clean.
But it is a rented appartement and the carpets came inclusive....
Indeed, smog builds up quickly.
All those new condominiums look nice when they are just finished but after a few months they look like they are 25 years old. And balcony railings rust quickly.
I would have thought so, too, but that's simply not the case. Just walk along the Malecon and even many of the older apartment blocks, ten to 15 years old, look bright and new. I've noticed the only buildings that tend to get really dirty are those right next to a building site. Usually then the building contractors make a deal to paint the surrounding buildings and homes after they're finished.
Even more interesting, there's a large white building on the corner of Reducto and the Via Expresa, with all the traffic fumes of a major junction and motorway, which has been there for over three years and it's still bright white. Seems to take about five years before buildings start to need a facelift. That's how long it took them to paint my building after it was first built.https://ssl.panoramio.com/photo/59633811https://plus.google.com/105893824719553 ... l=uk&hl=en