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 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 […]
The Sun Dial, Reloj de Sol is Spanish, is located on Calle Las Damas in the small Plaza Reloj de Sol across form Casa Reales. It was erected in 1753 and is one of the oldest sun dials in all the Americas. It has two vertical dials or faces s it can tell accurate time […]
Looking through the Puerta de las Atarazanas (number 31 on the Colonial Zone Map) to the Calle Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó better known as the Avenida del Puerto. The Dominican Flags are flying proudly, waving in the breeze, in the Plaza greeting the morning. (click on the picture to see it full size)