Where the Lurín meets the Pacific, Peru

A family has time together along the beach near the Lurín estuary on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, south of Lima, Peru Dec 21, 2015. Una familia tiene tiempo juntos a lo largo de la playa cerca del estuario de Lurín en la costa del Océano Pacífico, al sur de Lima, Peru, 21 de diciembre de 2015.
© J. Ashley Nixon

 

The River Lurín meets the Pacific Ocean in Peru just a few kilometers south of the archaeological ruins of Pachacámac to the south of Lima. It’s an intrinsically beautiful estuary and beach landscape with splendid views of off-shore islands but the scenery is marred by waste and construction rubble dumped along the water’s edge. Maybe it will be developed as a tourist resort in the future but for now, its recreational value is seen and enjoyed only by local people from the Lurín Valley and surroundings.

Developing Communities in Peru: Manchay, Quebrada Verde, and the Lurín Valley

Where the Lurín meets the Pacific is part of a new book (with text in Spanish and English) by J. Ashley Nixon. Developing Communities in Peru: Manchay, Quebrada Verde, and the Lurín Valley (2018) (Blurb) includes a photographic collection, spanning over twenty years, that shows how these growing communities are working hard at managing their affairs, particularly with respect to building their homes, producing food and securing safe water supplies.

Follow this link to see and purchase a copy.

About NixonsCan

World-traveled ecologist interested in sustainability, photography, sports, and music.
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