Arequipa

Arequipa, the White City, was a wonderful place to visit, even though I had the misfortune to be robbed. (Read my blog post, here.) Here are some photos of some of the welcoming people and the vivid places I’ll always remember. It included the overwhelmingly photogenic Monasterio de Santa Catalina with its vivid colors and secluded corners. I could have spent many more hours there.

The highway out of Arequipa towards the Altiplano. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The arid landscape just outside the City. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Entering the inner courtyard at Santa Catalina (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The lovely Carmelita of Puno welcomes you to Arequipa. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The ornate facade of an evening church, Arequipa, (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Hotel Courtyard, Arequipa (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Peruvian Weaver, Arequipa (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Nun’s quarters, Arequipa (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Monastery archway, (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Arequipa parade in traditional costume (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

 

Wonderful traditional costume, Arequipa (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtyard porch at Santa Catalina. Note the painting under the arches. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The nuns at Santa Catalina had individual apartment kitchens such as this with the clay oven. (2011) Photo (C) Karen Abrahamson

And antique lock that partitions the modern monastery from the living quarters of the nuns that still inhabit the place today. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Arches leading to what was once the central kitchen of the Monastery after reforms stopped wealthy nuns from having their own kitchens. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

A painted wall and garden within Santa Catalina. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

Blue stairwell and geranium at Santa Catalina (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson

The wash basins of Santa Catalina made out of old pottery urns. (2011) Photo (c) Karen Abrahamson