2/11.- The Center of Old Lima
One of the places
that were left in my memories is Plaza San
Martin with Jirón de la Unión, the pedestrian street that runs
between Plaza San Martin and Plaza de Armas.
Plaza San Martin is the second biggest and more
famous square in Lima. It is located in the historical center of
the city. Backthen, I used to take a micro from the place where
we were living (San Borja Sur)
and drive for hours through the streets of San Borja and
Victoria (which is not the safest part of Lima), arriving
finally to the street of Abancay. There, I would get off.
Hundreds of ambulantes were selling all kind of things, and I
was most interested in comics, magazines, old coins, spiders and
butterflies in glass boxes...
Parque Universitario, and two
blocks more, I was entering Plaza San Martin. I was always
admiring that huge space with several shops, two cinemas and
Hotel Bolivar. In the center of the plaza, there is offcourse
the monument to San Martin.