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Lima’s Major Domo

Hotel Bolivar

This is the stunning stained glass dome in the lobby of the historic Gran Hotel Blolivar in Lima, Peru. Built in 1924 in the Spanish Baroque style on Plaza San Martin, it attracted Hollywood stars such as John Wayne and Orson Wells in the 1940s and 50s.

Next week we’ll ascend to the two-mile-high city of Cusco where we acclimated for visiting Machu Picchu; then we’ll plunge to sea-level Lima as we wrap up our incredible tour of Peru.

Meanwhile, if you’re around this weekend, we’ll complete our re-visit to Sri Lanka – one of our all-time favorite places. It was such a wonderful surprise!

Have a great weekend,

If you enjoyed this post, you might also like others in our Peru Series:

Mysterious Machu Picchu: City of Chosen Women or Royal Palace?
The Train,Terrain, and Rain at Machu Picchu
Ollantaytambo: A Living City of the Inca
Art: The Secret Language of the Andes
Cusco: Navel of the Inca World
Before You Launch From Lima: 5 Faves
Lima’s Luscious Balconies: A Tale of Jealousy


17 thoughts on “Lima’s Major Domo

  1. This makes me so happy! I remember having lunch at the hotel under that dome and being unable to concentrate on food (this is near-impossibility in my world) because I just wanted to crane my neck upwards and stare. This is that perfect view I was searching for… minus the neck cramp. 😉 Thank you!

  2. My class has been following your travels. We study the Incas. Thank you for beautiful pictures that inspire! Love to you! Neet

    • Hey Neet, glad to have you and your class back with us. I also love the Inca. Their advanced society must be fun to study. The stonework, road system, and other technologies were amazing for the time. In my research I found info on a ruin called “Moray” which is thought to be an agricultural laboratory. They knew and used the concept of “microclimates” before there was a word for it. Some of your students might be interested: Love, J&T

    • Hi Carolin, I’m with you because I love that dome in Paris. One of my all-time faves is in Barcelona in the Palau de la Musica Catalana. It’s a stained glass ceiling in the main hall with an inverted stained glass bell in the center. It’s spellbinding! ~Terri

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