Went back to downtown Lima today to see the changing of the guards at Lima Palace. Nick reckoned it looked like the Toy Soldiers in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( I wouldn't know as I cannot watch that film as the Child Catcher gives me nightmares) so I will have to take his word for it. The whole thing was done to music by the Guard Brass Band who played some really catchy tunes like The Old Spice Theme Tune and If I Could by Simon and Garfunkel. There were quite a few school children present to watch the procession along with a number of locals, Nick had just commented on how short the locals were when there seemed to be a scurry of activity behind us. When we looked around a couple of 6 foot American boys had arrived and the locals were all scrambling to have their photos taken with them! We went to visit the Inquistion Museum in the afternoon and what a happy place that must have been - no gold leaf here but lots of torture implements. Our guide must have been Catholic as she didn't seem to think that there had been an issue with the role of the Inquisitors who would either:
Torture a heretic until they confessed and then executed them or;
Tortured them until they died if they wouldn't confess (simples!)
They were allowed legal representation however they were appointed by the Inquisitor.