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 New World. It was erected during the reign of Carlos III in 1753.
Taken at exactly 6:40AM. The suns rays are shining through the clouds brightening the Plaza as another day dawns in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
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 in the morning and afternoon.
In this pre-dawn picture you can see the glowing on the Rio Ozama as the skies brighten with the approach of the new day.
#38 on the Colonial Zone Map
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.
This UNESCO World Heritage site is the first fort build in the Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic because of its vantage point.
You can see the Caribbean Sea at the mouth of the Río Ozama, The Marina de Guerra (Navy) ships in port, the old wall of Fortaleza Santiago and the grounds of the Fort.
The Tower of Homage/ Torre del Homenaje sits majestically in the morning light as the sun shines brightly behind. The suns rays are lights rising to the heavens like arms lifted in praise to the heavens on this beautiful Palm Sunday (Domingo de Ramos in Spanish) morning.
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