Arequipa, Peru is known as the Ciudad Blanca, or White City, because all the early buildings were built with white volcanic rocks. There are still buildings being built with these white rocks today.
The huge volcano, Misti, is a trademark icon of the city of Arequipa.
This is a short behind the scenes video of our shoot. We photographed in the historic Plaza de Armas in downtown Arequipa, then headed to the Yanahuara Cathedral for some photos with the famous Misti volcano in the background. Shooting on Calle Mercaderes near the center of town.
The Plaza de Armas in downtown Arequipa.
In the Plaza Yanahuara overlooking the city.
This maestro played for us.
The cathedral entrance.