Snapshots: Old San Juan

28 Oct

A fortunate series of events led me to unexpectedly spend last week in Puerto Rico. Much of the time was spent near the beach in Rio Mar. However, an excursion or two was taken to Old San Juan. After being in a city growing drearier by the day with cold, shorter days and an onslaught of dark jackets and mute layers head to toe, the burst of color and warmth Puerto Rico extended was much appreciated.

For today’s photo series we’ve got three things going on:

1. Beautiful landscapes and worn edifices at El Castillo de San Cristóbal

2. Colors in Old San Juan

3. An adorable girl feeding pigeons

A nice tie-in:

“Everyone seems to have a cousin there.”

This from one of the staff members at El Castillo de San Cristóbal  while commenting on the rich history and connection Puerto Ricans have with New York City. Oddly enough upon returning and attempting to catch up on news, right smack in the middle of NPR’s homepage was this article describing a nearby exhibit featuring photos of Puerto Rican life in New York City in the 1970s —something I’ll make a point of visiting this week.

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