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After our Huaca Pucllana visit we caught a ride to a park where there is a Kissing statue. Now, to get a photo showing the kiss itself was difficult - if not `impossible - unless one got a stand ten feet off the ground. On the way there we saw some sights of interest -- to me, at least.
As can be seen from these three photos, the kiss itself is
hard to capture by ordinary tourists means.
And now, the story:
El Beso (the kiss) is a large sculpture in the "Love Park" by the Pacific Ocean in the Miraflores district of Lima. It depicts the sculptor, Victor Delfín, and his wife kissing. According to local accounts, the mayor of the district holds (or used to hold) a competition for the couple who could sustain the longest kiss, and this sculpture celebrates this. The park is supposedly inspired by Antoni Gaudí's Parc Guell in Barcelona.
|The rest of the evening was spent in the hotel and then dinner a little later.|