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The Presbitero Maestro Cemetery in Lima is a must see for anyone visiting Peru.

I know what you're thinking, who the heck goes out of their way to visit a Cemetery on vacation! Well, I do! :)

Before leaving Canada, this Cemetery was very high up on my to-see-and-photograph-list in Peru.

First of all, where do i even begin to discuss Lima! If you have any questions about Lima feel free to contact me personally by email.

The taxi car drive to the Cemetery in Lima was an adventure into itself. The taxi driver was a nice young man in his late 20's or very early 30's. He protected us, he made sure our doors were locked the entire time. Once we arrived to the Cemetery he told us he would stay and wait for us - and it wasn't because of the money, we could honestly tell that, he was worried for our safety. The look of complete worry was on his face when we told him we'd probably be at least 1-2 hours, or perhaps longer, in the cemetery.

Very nice man, we said our goodbyes and he left. The drive to the cemetery took us through some of the roughest areas of a city I have ever seen in my lifetime. Again, I will leave it at that.

Once here, it was a photographers dream. Marble statues everywhere, infact, this cemetery has the largest collection of marble statues in all of Latin America. The cemetery was built in 1808, and due to financial reasons there has not been much upkeep in recent times.

I will post several photos in the next few days of this beautifully rustic Cemetery.

Hope you enjoy this first HDR.
cheers

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