A new monument has been added to the Colonial Zones list of many monuments. This is a new statue of one of the Founding Fathers of Dominican Republic, General Matías Ramón Mella. It was placed to commemorate the day of his birth on February 25th. The new monument is located at the Puerta de la […]
A few aerial pictures given to me of the Parque Mirador del Sur (translated Southern Lookout Park) along Avenida Anacaona. These images also give a beautiful view of part of sprawling capital city. You can see all the way to the Caribbean Sea. The 7 kilometer (4.35 miles) long park, designed by the Architect Eugenio […]
I love the twisted roots of the many trees in Plaza España in the Colonial City. Some are so distinct and unique. Here are a few that caught my eye this morning.
Another hot, hazy and humid day today in the Colonial Zone. The waning crescent moon above Plaza España at 5:45AM this morning was covered in a haze. This haze compromised the clarity of the waning moon. We could really use a few days of quenching rain to relieve the drought problem facing the entire country […]
I was doing a little research and came across this drawing in an old book “Santo Domingo: past and present, with a glance at Hayti” by Hazard, Samuel, 1834-1876; Making of America Project. Published in 1873. This is the Alcázar de Colón / Columbus Castle, in ruins and the Bateria del Almirante in its entirety, […]
As the sun was brightening the skies this morning at The Plaza Reloj de Sol the metal bull, missing one of his horns, broods in the morning light. The Plaza Reloj de Sol where you can see the bull and the UNESCO monument the Reloj de Sol, one of the first Sun Dials in the […]