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Sunday, November 29, 2009

A Short Visit to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Photo by myself in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico.

An ancient fort that used to defend the island from pirates of the Carribean, is located next to an incredible cemetery.


Sorry to detract from my usual photos of New York. Mark and I are still on a brief vacation in Puerto Rico, where it is incredibly humid and sunny. Friday afternoon, we took a trip into Old San Juan, about 20 minutes from our hotel.

Unfortunately the heat and a disappointing lunch experience made our time in town brief. We found the streets extremely clean in this charming old neighborhood. The buildings were ornate, some painted bright colors.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
One of many shop-lined streets, paved in blue brick. The stores cater heavily to tourists.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
Lush vegetation is everywhere. We were entranced by the little balconies, shutters and details.

Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

Stores and restaurants were located along narrow streets, lined with tropical plants. Unfortunately, the only locals we encountered were the police and shop owners. Oh, and cats, lol, which were very friendly.

Mark and I will be back in New York, Monday night. It's very nice here, I'm starting to miss the energy and bustle of the city. I can just feel my brain and body turning into jello!

Old San Juan, Los Gatos
A time-lapse image of the same cat? Actually, these three friendly strays are probably brothers.

Related posts: Signs of Hope, Now on Sale, in Midtown and Signs of the Times.


Cityencounters said...

I've had the pleasure of going to old san juan a few times for business trips, nice photos!