The Bull in the Morning at the Plaza Reloj de Sol

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 bull at the Plaza Reloj de Sol at  6:30AM
The bull at the Plaza Reloj de Sol at 6:30AM

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.

The bull and sun dial at the Plaza Reloj de Sol at 6:30AM
The bull and sun dial at the Plaza Reloj de Sol at 6:30AM

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 bull at the Plaza Reloj de Sol as the sky brightens
The bull at the Plaza Reloj de Sol as the sky brightens

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Sun Dial in the Morning

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.

Reloj de Sol in the morning
Reloj de Sol in the morning

#38 on the Colonial Zone Map




Picture of the Day – View of the Caribbean From Above

The spectacular view from high atop the Tower of Homage/ Torre del Homenaje located inside the Fortaleza Ozama, one of the oldest forts in the Americas.

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 view from high atop the Tower of Homage/ Torre del Homenaje in Fortaleza Ozama, Santo Domingo
The view from high atop the Tower of Homage/ Torre del Homenaje in Fortaleza Ozama, Santo Domingo

For the exact location check the Colonial Zone Map #56.
The history of the Fortaleza Ozama




Picture Of The Day – Palm Sunday Sun

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.

The sun rays reaching to the heavens on Palm Sunday morning at Fortaleza Ozama.
The sun rays reaching to the heavens on Palm Sunday morning at Fortaleza Ozama.

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