Saturday, December 1, 2012
Aliagra House Page for Another Freaking Scrappy
What fun! The latest challenge has gone live over at Another Freaking Scrappy and it's super cool!
Scrap a generation layout. Perhaps you have a photo of you and a parent, or a 3 generation photo of
you, a parent and grandparent. Do you have a momento given to you that belonged to an ancestor that
you could incorporate in the layout either by placing the object itself or a photo of it in the layout??
Journal, if you wish, something appropriate for your layout. Thank you to Sandra Scott, who plays along with our challenges regularly, who suggested the theme of this challenge.
Now, my page fits into this challenge in two ways.
First, this page contains a photo of my father and I waiting to enter the Aliagra House in Lima, Peru.
Secondly, this house has been lived in by 18 generations of the SAME family. Here is what the NYTimes has to say:
The Aliaga House is as old as Lima itself. When conquistador Francisco Pizarro founded the capital city on Jan. 18, 1535, he gave the plot adjacent to that of the Government Palace to his trusted ally Jerónimo de Aliaga, so they could be neighbors. Eighteen generations of the Aliaga family have resided in the same mansion ever since — it's been renovated continuously, but it's the oldest house in the Americas.
Tomorrow, I will tell you a really funny story about our visit to this house and my Dad. I will be linking up to Story Telling Sunday with Sian, so you'll have to check back. Let's just say we are lucky we did not get kicked out of the oldest house in Lima.
My letters were a lot of fun. They started off as plain canvas and I messed around with some perfect pearls. Do not ask my why I thought polka dots. Just seemed like the thing to do. ;-)
Check out this challenge, play along if you will and come back tomorrow with some coffee for a good story and a laugh.