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Postby mickd » Sun Apr 23, 2017 10:35 am

Could you please recommend a place/institution in Lima that will allow me to take photographs. I have been to the Palace for the changing of the guard, and the police prevented me from getting near to the railings to photograph, so group shots were impossible of the soldiers, as the railings were intersecting the shot. Then we went to the Franciscan monastery, and everywhere within were signs forbidding photography. Have now telephoned the Museum of Gold and Armaments which looked so interesting and was told photography not allowed in either the Gold section or the Armaments.
I am a keen photographer and would love to take pictures here in Lima. I am unable to walk up and down steps so going to the Huaca here in Lima is impossible for me,
Have you any suggestions please.
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Re: Photography

Postby Formidable 1 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:42 am

Propinas go a long way.
Just saying.
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Re: Photography

Postby alan » Mon Apr 24, 2017 5:08 pm

I am not a photographer myself, but I'll just toss these out there:

Parque de Aguas
Where the parapentes take off
The military parade (on July 27 or 28, I forget which)
Take the boat out to the beyond the Palomillo islands and photograph the sea lions
Street theater in the Alameda Chabuca Granda (right behind the palace to the left)
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Re: Photography

Postby mickd » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:47 pm

Hi Alan,
Thank you very much for the tips that you have given me.
The street theatre looks to be my favourite to go to.
Unfortunately I shall not be here for the Military Parade because that would have been ideal.
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Re: Photography

Postby jamesmiller123 » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:34 am

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