Monday, February 08, 2010

In the Desert

Lima is in the middle of thousands of miles of desert. I was out driving last week and snapped these two pictures with my cell phone. The picture, above, is of two adobe houses. I'm often perplexed as to why why someone would build a house where there's no water. Many people here have their water trucked in. Obviously, that's what the people in these two houses had in mind. Yet, they didn't stay. Like many homes in the desert, the families were only here for a while. Perhaps until the roof blew off.

The shot, below, is of a small town in the desert. It's near a highway and mostly serves as a place for thirsty travelers to stop and buy a Coke. Driving through the desert is a little like driving through snow--it's very bright and you go through a lot of windshield washer fluid.
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