Tagged: chiclayo

Photo Diary: When classicism meets the northern Peruvian coast.

Peru has always struck me as a totally whacked out place for its extravagant fusion of cultures. But the city of Chiclayo has taken it to another level. In an area of the arid northern coast once ruled by the Moche (a culture known for its sublime ceramic sculpture), you can feast your eyes on a city park stuffed full of faux classical statuary made of the finest plaster fiberglass money can buy.

On a sort of related note: This is where my family hails from. Ciudad heroica, indeed.