Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Chan Chan, Capitol of Kingdom Chimu

Near Trujillo lies the UNESCO archaeological site of Chan Chan.
It was at this site that my favorite Panasonic camera gave it's last few frames.
Here they are--


This is the landscape of the archaeological areas.


From a distance, one is unsure why this site is so important.


The entrance




Designs abound everywhere inside the complex.


One is awed by it's immensity.


Inner courtyard.



Last photo from my older camera.
Click here to see images of Chan Chan.


When we arrived at Callao, one of the first things on my agenda was to locate a store where I could purchase a suitable camera. I made my way to the Hiraoka electronics store in San Miguel after I arrived in Callao. I was very impressed with the professionalism of everyone I met at this store. After I was greeted at the entrance by the security personnel, I made my way to the camera section. There were several knowledgeable camera experts behind the counter willing to help. When I mentioned I preferred a Panasonic upgrade, they called their Panasonic expert who explained all of the aspects of the newer camera to me (in Spanish, of course). When I was satisfied that was the camera I needed to record the rest of Peru, Chile, and Argentina, I made my way to the purchasing booth, and the transaction there was handled very professionally as well. The taxi driver and I made our way to the area where the camera was delivered to me in a very secure manner (and it was obvious that I was the only person to access this camera, due to all the security tape around the box). I took the new camera back to the rep who made sure that I could operate it properly. Then the driver and I left, with the security people wishing me well after inspecting my purchase. I was extremely impressed with this electronics store! (I gave the glassware they gave me as a gift to the taxi driver, because I really didn't need the extra weight in my baggage.)

2 comments:

The Greenockian said...

What great customer service! I am amazed at the size of the site and the intricate designs and patterns.
Liz

JM said...

Would love to have visited Chan Chan but didn't make it... There's so much to see in Peru!