Puerto Rico: Inside El Morro

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

Written and photographed by Gary Wonning

Castillo San Felipe del Morro also known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro or Castillo del Morro, is a 16th-century citadel located in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Designed to protect the harbor of San Juan, El Morro  was built on the northwestern most point of the islet of Old San Juan, and was named on honor of Philip 11 of Spain.

The island was attackedmany times in it’ short history and these cannon balls had to be handy.

Looking out a window of the fort, the town of San Juan is next door.

A moment of quiet contemplation 

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

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Puerto Rico San Juan

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital and largest city, sits on the island’s Atlantic coast.

A touch of American life, Chili’s sits on one of the main streets in Puerto Rico

If you’re looking for a beach escape with a vibrant city life, San Juan has it down to perfection.  San Juan is one of the most accessible and affordable beach escapes in the Caribbean. 

Unlike most city beach destinations, you will find the beaches of San Juan to be relaxed and uncrowded on weekdays. Enjoy miles of beaches with plenty of room to relax on the sand. 

Whether you like a trendy Miami style or a more casual scene, you can find a beach in San Juan to meet your needs.

In just a 3.5 hour flight from many cities in the US, you can find yourself laying under a palm tree enjoying the pleasures of a Caribbean island, with a vibrant culture, friendly hospitality and delicious food that Puerto Rico is known for.

Puerto Rico is home to many fine artists, some of who’s work is displayed in the outdoor public arena.

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

San Juan Puerto Rico: Old Town

photo of El Morro

The beautiful island of Puerto Rico

Old Town San Juan is a delightful place to spend the day shopping, eating, and taking in the sites.

A small coffee shop to enjoy the open air.

San Juan version of an internet cafe

One of the several statues adorning the plaza

An upstairs Pizza Hut

Outdoor restaurant on the northeast corner of the plaza.

Quaint Spanish style restaurant

Statue of Christopher Columbus who discovered Puerto Rico

Growing up on a dairy farm in southeastern Indiana, Gary traveled very little until midlife, when the opportunity became available to him.

Grabbing his camera and a bag full of equipment, he began his vision quest traveling to most areas of the United States and several countries abroad.

Along the way he collected several thousand photographs that he wants to share with everyone.

Gary decided the best way to accomplish his goal was to publish photo documentaries on the various areas of the world he has visited.

What will follow will be several photography books, who knows how many will wind up in his collection.

To contact Gary:

journeysthrulife@gmail.com.

http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

The Sights of San Juan Puerto Rico

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\Old Town, San Juan Puerto Rico.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

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Puerto Rico San Cristobol

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San Cristobol , along with El Morro provided protectopn to San Juan and Puerto Rico for generations until modern warfare eliminated the need for them.

 

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

money photography

This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income as well.

San Juan Puerto Rico

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The sights of San Juan Puerto Rico.

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 Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website, http://www.journeysthrulife.com.

Your comments appreciated

money photography

This informative Ebook describes alternative methods of making money ,often a full time income in photography even if you have no desire to shoot wedding photography. this book gives examples and websites where you can use your photos to supply you with an income, not only to enable you to buy new equipment, but a living income as well.

Cabo San Lucas

Los Cabos (The Capes) is not actually a town. It is the name Mexican officials bestowed upon tow once-remote Baja California communities.
 
Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo as well as the stretch of coast that connects them know as the Corridor”.
Cabo
 
Seafarers have long been attracted to the shores of what is now Los Cabios. IN the late 16th century and early 17th
century, according to legend, notorious pirates such as Sir Francis Drake and Thomas Cavendish concealed themselves in the bays and coves along the southern coast of the Baja Peninsula, slipping out to ambush passing Spanish Galleons.
 
Later, Spanish missionaries attempted to convert the Guaycura and Pericu natives to Christianity, but by the early 1800s, Spanish soldiers and European diseases had decimated the indigenous population.
 
After the missionaries moved on, the rocky spires and arches that characterize the southern tip of the Baja California went pretty much unnoticed until after world War 11 when private planes began flying in such dignitaries such as John Wayne and Bing Crosby to go deep sea fishing.
 
Because the area was remote and difficult to reach,it remained the private hideaway of a few well-heeled travelers until the 1970s when the Mexican government completed the Trans peninsular Highway. The highway gave Californians a straight shot to the tip of the Baja California.
 
It’s one of the most poplar destinations of the region. It boasts fine beaches,luxurious surroundings, lively nightlife, and some of the best sport fishing in the world.
 
Cabo San Lucas, with a population of 60,000, is the fastest t growing of the two towns, in the past few years, swanky new hotels and condos have filled the landscape along the 20 mile corridor separating the two towns.
Superb sport fishing put Cabo San Lucas on the map, but non-fisherman will enjoy the thriving beach community as well.
The coastal Highlights tour highlights dramatic desert terrain and showcases resort development.
 
You’ll also spend time in the traditional town of San Jose del Cabo.
 
By the 1930s, a small fishing village and cannery occupied the north end of the Cabo San Lucas harbor, inhabited by approximately 400 hardy souls.
 
The cape region experienced a sport fishing craze in the 1950s and 60s. Due to the prolific bill fishing, waters off the peninsula’s southern tip earned the name “Marlin Alley”, Fly in anglers and wealthy pleasure boasters brought
back glorious stories of this wild place which fueled population growth to around 1,500 by the time the Trans peninsular Highway was completed in1973. Following the paved highway link between the United States and
Cabo San Luca, the town transformed from a fly-in sailing resort to an automobile and RV destination.
 

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

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For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

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