La Avenida Nicolás de Piérola. Photo courtesy of Arquandina.com.
When my dear Abuelita Cármen was born in Lima in 1905 or 1906 (nobody's quite sure when), the city had about 100,000 inhabitants.
San Isidro, a bustling and wealthy suburb of Lima.
In a mere 100 years, the city has grown to more than 7 million and would be utterly unrecognizable by a visitor from the past.