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View Poll Results: What impression do you now have of Lima?
Surpasses my initial expectations! 4 30.77%
It looks pretty much as I imagine it! 8 61.54%
Not as nice as I expected! 1 7.69%
Voters: 13. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-05-2013, 10:19 PM
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I had not noticed that most of Lima has been photographed and is now available on Google Street View.

What do you think of the city? Does it meets, surpasses, or falls short of your expectations?

Everyone should check out a few places within the city on their own, but in the mean time here are a few I suggest (remember to move the yellow doll on the map in the lower right corner to see different areas, also use the compass on the upper left corner to turn the camera around):

Downtown

Miraflores

San Isidro

Surquillo

Surco

La Molina
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Old 09-05-2013, 10:30 PM
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Some extra information I found about Lima:

Has a population of 7-8 million people.

It was founded in 1535.

For most of its history it was one of the richest cities in the Western Hemisphere.

It hardly ever rains. The "rainy" season consist of a mist that covers the city for months.

The climate is not tropical at all, despite it's well within the tropics and in one of the driest deserts on earth.

It has the largest Chinese community in Latin America.

More than half of Peru's economy is produced and consumed in Lima itself.

Lima is the 5th largest city in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by Bogota (Colombia), New York City, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
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Old 09-06-2013, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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For some reason, the entire square kilometer around the Cathedral and Plaza de Armas is not
covered. Otherwise, every street in Lima looks exactly the same, just like when you are there on the ground.

Quite a few Peruvian cities are covered. I checked out a couple of my favorites, Chiclayo (covered) and Moquegua (not covered).

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Old 09-06-2013, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Some extra information I found about Lima:

Has a population of 7-8 million people.

It was founded in 1535.

For most of its history it was one of the richest cities in the Western Hemisphere.

It hardly ever rains. The "rainy" season consist of a mist that covers the city for months.

The climate is not tropical at all, despite it's well within the tropics and in one of the driest deserts on earth.

It has the largest Chinese community in Latin America.

More than half of Peru's economy is produced and consumed in Lima itself.

Lima is the 5th largest city in the Western Hemisphere, surpassed only by Bogota (Colombia), New York City, Mexico City, and Sao Paulo (Brazil).
I haven't looked at the shots yet, but I just wanted to point out that Buenos Aires is larger than Lima in population, it's also larger than Bogotá actually.
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Old 09-06-2013, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Nice to see, also, a lot more of Chile. Now, my old house in Chile is visible from down at the corner . . .
https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Quint...32.67,,3,-2.68

I spent a year there, with an unobstructed view of the Pacific.
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Old 09-06-2013, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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Thanks, I can see my Penthouse in Miraflores!
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Old 09-06-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: Casca - Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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It's a good city but i expected a little more, i found a big extension of miserable people that i tought it wouldn't be that big.
I loved some buildings.
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Old 09-07-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Thanks for posting the link!

that was interesting.
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I had not noticed that most of Lima has been photographed and is now available on Google Street View.

What do you think of the city? Does it meets, surpasses, or falls short of your expectations?

Everyone should check out a few places within the city on their own, but in the mean time here are a few I suggest (remember to move the yellow doll on the map in the lower right corner to see different areas, also use the compass on the upper left corner to turn the camera around):

Downtown

Miraflores

San Isidro

Surquillo

Surco

La Molina
It's very nice, the architecture is beautiful and the city appears to be very clean. However traffic looks like a challenge . Thanks for the links.
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Old 12-23-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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im peruvian and proud of my country we have what other countries wish they had
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