Tuesday, July 28, 2009

San Juan

 Ready to go explore San Juan

After two straight days of cruising, we were all ready to get out and explore San Juan. None of us had any excursions scheduled, so the day was ours to do what we wanted.

A horse drawn carriage.San Juan capitol building.

We ended up taking a bus tour around some of the city, and it turned out to be a pretty good way to see a bunch of tourist sites in a minimal amount of time. The picture above is of the capitol building, and it was designed with the one in DC in mind. Can you tell?

Castillo de San CristobalCastillo de San Cristobal

The above photo’s are of Castillo de San Cristobal. This fort was designed to guard against land assaults. El Morro (another more well known fort in San Juan) was built to protect it against attacks from the sea. El Morro pictures are below and if we look really hard you can see all these kites in the sky. There was some serious kite flying going on out there that day!

El Morro IMG_6281

Next up are some random photo’s in Old San Juan. The streets were very narrow and many were cobblestone. The buildings are all these gorgeous colors we’ve come to expect when visiting any seaside location.There were several street vendors around, but because it was Sunday we were kind of rushed to hit a few of the stores before they all closed…the only thing we ended up buying was t-shirts! I know, we are such tourists!

San Juan side streetCobblestone sidestreet, San JuanPretty building w/ flowers San JuanBusy main shopping street, San Juan


Carmen O. said...

Wow what gorgeous photos! Can't wait to see the LO's for these. Thanks for taking me virtually on your trip.

ValAnn said...

We went on a bus tour through san juan and the driver would literally reach out and push in the mirrors on other vehicles so that he would fit! I was scared to death! It's neat to see the city though.

Amanda said...

How fun! I'm so jealous!!!!

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