Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru

The Plaza after an early morning rain
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The Plaza after an early morning rain


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:24:14 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #092714_1833BCX
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Paths curved around the center
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Paths curved around the center


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 08:09:58 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #080958_1824BCX
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At the western end was Arica Street
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At the western end was Arica Street


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 07:57:22 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #075722_1809BCX
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Kids played ball after the rain that morning
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Kids played ball after the rain that morning


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 07:57:52 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #075852_1815BCX
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Preparation was made for the parade on Putumeyo Street
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Preparation was made for the parade on Putumeyo Street


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 07:59:04 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #075904_1816BCX
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Typical traffic passed on Antonio Raimondi Street
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Typical traffic passed on Antonio Raimondi Street


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 08:08:58 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #080858_1820BCX
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From the Plaza the waterfront was just down Napo Street
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From the Plaza the waterfront was just down Napo Street


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 08:11:44 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #081144_1825BCX
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The flagpole was prepared for the morning's events
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The flagpole was prepared for the morning's events


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:41:10 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094110_1853BCX
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The first of the parade marched down Antonio Raimondi
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The first of the parade marched down Antonio Raimondi


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:47:04 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094704_1856BCX
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A marching band was the first to pass on Napo Street
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A marching band was the first to pass on Napo Street


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:47:50 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094750_1859BCX
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Soldiers followed with automatic weapons and bayonets
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Soldiers followed with automatic weapons and bayonets


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:48:30 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094830_1865BCX
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Marines were next with traditional swords
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Marines were next with traditional swords


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:48:44 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094844_1868BCX
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Air Force personnel marched in the parade too
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Air Force personnel marched in the parade too


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:49:18 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094918_1877BCX
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A Navy band cut into the Plaza's center
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A Navy band cut into the Plaza's center


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:49:50 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #094950_1883BCX
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Police with side arms marched too
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Police with side arms marched too


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:50:42 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #095042_1890BCX
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Troops were called to order
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Troops were called to order


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:52:26 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #095226_1895BCX
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Troops turned to face the Plaza
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Troops turned to face the Plaza


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:52:44 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #095244_1897BCX
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The first flag was prepared to be raised
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The first flag was prepared to be raised


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:54:16 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #095416_1899BCX
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Troops stood at attention along Napo Street
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Troops stood at attention along Napo Street


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 09:54:54 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #095454_1900BCX
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Citizens watched from Antonio Raimondi Street
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Citizens watched from Antonio Raimondi Street


Note the Gustave Eiffel "Iron house" external link in the background   •  Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 10:05:06 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #100506_1907BCX
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Music played. Speeches were given. All waited.
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Music played. Speeches were given. All waited.


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 10:08:04 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #100804_1910BCX
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Finally the first of three flags was raised
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Finally the first of three flags was raised


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 10:12:08 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101208_1916BCX
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And everyone saluted
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And everyone saluted


Plaza de Armas, Iquitos, Peru   •  (Photo posted Wednesday 22 April 2009)   •  (Photo taken 10:15:18 Sunday 5 April 2009)   •  © 2009 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #101518_1918BCX
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