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Parque De Reserva - June 2011 Peru Photo Contest

by Zane
(Calhoun, Ga., USA)

Parque De Reserva -

Parque De Reserva - "Circuito Magico del Agua"

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Shot on June 9th in Lima after watching the Magic Water Circuit. Shot on a Nikon D90 on a dark, foggy night. 3 photos were merged to make the panorama.

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This special photo is in the June Inside-Peru Photo Contest.

It is also entered in the 2011 Photo of the Year - Inside-Peru Photo Contest.

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Additional Information on the "Parque de la Reserva" from David at Inside-Peru

The Parque de la Reserva is an amazing experience for visitors to Lima. It is also somewhat suprising to learn that this park in Lima contains that largest fountain arrangement and display of any public park in the world.

The immense dancing fountains project brought a heap of criticism as well as a mountain of praise at the time of its construction.

Inaugurated in 2007, the complex was built at a cost of 15 million dollars. Some logically argued this outlay would better have been used for projects to solve the poverty problems of the huge shanty towns around the city. Others were vocally indignant that the park, a memorial to soldiers who died defending Peru, should be used for a tourist project.

However, the money is pouring into Lima from Peruvian and foreign tourism and the city defends its actions saying that in the long run both the poor and Peru itself will benefit greatly from the investment made in this attraction.

The Guiness Book of World Records names the Parque de la Reserva "Circuito Magico del Agua" or "Magical Water Circle" as the "Largest complex of fountains in the world in a public park."

The fountain displays are immense, colorful, varied, and totally fascinating. One visitor said, "I can't express the intense emotional feelings I had while watching this amazing display."

Don't miss it when you are in Lima!

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