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Walking down the streets of the City of Ica (pop 200,000) I couldnt help but take a picture of this scene. The man doing his work on the ladder and the
image of Jesus behind as in saying: help me if I fall.

This picture picks up many elements of peruvian life. The man working on his house symbolizes the efforts of millions of Peruvians in home improvement.

Currently over 70% of Peru's population is urban and they live in sprawling cities. Normally the main source of city growth is through informally constructed houses in the edge of cities which start out quite modest and with time and effort grow a second, third even fourth floor and get painted, improved etc.

The houses on this picture are about average for
peruvian standards. I will probably start a series soon on peruvian social realities as viewed through housing.

On the right the picture of Jesus reflects the religious influence in Peru. I am not sure if its meant to be a catholic or an evangelical image, but the truth is that evangelical religions have taken the country by storm and millions of people have converted into these churches as a more optimitic
alternative to the catholic church. Secular tendencies as we know them in Europe are very very far off.

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