lunes, 17 de agosto de 2009

The king rides a donkey's belly

Lima's winter is sad, and grey.

Peru's city of kings is invaded by garua - a damp, cold mist or drizzle - that hangs over everything and everyone like a heavy blanket.

Humidity spikes, intensifying the cold, and sometimes the dark moods.

American writer Herman Melville was horrorstruck by Lima's winter and called it "the saddest city on earth," while Peru's top novelist Mario Vargas Llosa has dubbed it "Lima, la horrible."

Maybe Stephen King spent some time here, before writing "The Mist" ?

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