The Garden Guide

Book: History of Garden Design and Gardening
Chapter: Chapter 5: Gardens in Asia, America, Africa, Australia

Lima Palace Gardens

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915. The palace of Lima had a good deal the air of a native court in India; exhibiting the same intermixture of meanness and magnificence in style, which, while it displays the wealth and labour it has cost, betrays, at the same time, the want of taste and judgment in the design. The entrance was by a dirty court, like that of a stable-yard. (Capt. Hall's Chili, Peru, and Mexico, in 1820, 1821, and 1822.)