I didn’t mean to go to Puerto Rico, I really didn’t, it just sort of happened. A group of friends were on their way, tickets from Ft. Lauderdale to San Juan were only $70 one way on JetBlue Airways, all 8 of us could share a house for $300 for the week and could split two cars, and as a friend remarked, all of that = a no brainer. It wasn’t a photographic trip in the way I normally travel, but I was able to make some images along the way.
For a few hours on my first day, and a couple hours of my last, I was able to get to old San Juan. It is fascinating to think that I was in a city that was founded a century before the Mayflower first anchored off American shores. This post will present my impressions of Old San Juan.
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So cool Russ. And it does look like a great hamburger!
Thanks Matt, while I felt that I should be showing a plate of rice & beans, along with plantains, this was no doubt the meal the locals were the most into, from what I observed.
I very much enjoyed these photos! I especially like the one with the votive candles…there was something quietly beautiful about it. It seems like close-ups of candles, fires, lights, etc. are photos everyone tries to take but are actually difficult to pull off. Yours doesn’t look cheesy at all. I also think the design of the cross with the stick figure Jesus is neat, different from what you normally see. And I definitely want to try those burgers!
Oh my goodness, there was a Puerto Rican guy next to me who now lives in Ft. Lauderdale. He said he’s been to burger joints all over south Florida but that he’s found nothing like the El Hamburguer, and he visits it with every trip back to PR. It’s a great little diner. Thanks for the comments regarding the candles too!
Really capture the feel of the island. Their murals are amazing!
Thanks, there’s more to come!
I’ve never been to Puerto Rico, but your photos certainly bring it to life. The colors are amazing, and you capture them beautifully.
You’re too kind, thanks!
Oh, I love the photo of the man reading the newspaper by the turquoise wall. Great work.
Thanks Sheilah, I appreciate that!