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Puerto Rico: Old San Juan in 98 frames

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I took these on the evening of December 29th, 2005.

The photos shown here that were taken before sunset are admittedly marginal, but I was pleased with the outcome of most of the nighttime shots.

This was also an experiment at getting better acquainted with my new Canon. Some came out better than others.

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Dinnertime: Arroz con pollo y habichuelas. Beer in a paper cup -- QUESTIONABLE!

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Old San Juan was originally a walled city:

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It seems like everytime I try to take a notable picture, there's a damn SUV in the way. Seriously.

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El Ayuntamiento (City Hall):

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You can see the influx of the tourist element by the types of stores:

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Great pics, thanks for sharing them. By the way which Canon did you get? I also recently got a new Canon as well as NCB, another UP forumer. Also I was curious how old is San Juan? I was surprised how old some of the city looks. It's got some great architecture, I also like the colors of the buildings along with the great older style of architecture.

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Thanks...

I got the 8.0 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel EOS XT. Its taking a bit of effort getting acclamated to it fully.

Old San Juan is fantastic and beautiful, but a great deal of the rest of development patterns in Puerto Rico leave a lot to be desired. Some are even as bad or worse than typical American suburbia, which surprised me a lot.

The vibrant and stark colors of the buildings in Old San Juan are a relatively recent happening -- I was told by a relative from PR that that happened only in the past few years.

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I got the 8.0 megapixel Canon Digital Rebel EOS XT. Its taking a bit of effort getting acclamated to it fully.

Old San Juan is fantastic and beautiful, but a great deal of the rest of development patterns in Puerto Rico leave a lot to be desired. Some are even as bad or worse than typical American suburbia, which surprised me a lot.

The vibrant and stark colors of the buildings in Old San Juan are a relatively recent happening -- I was told by a relative from PR that that happened only in the past few years.

I had considered that camera but I guess I hated to spend quite that much on a camera. Well even if the nice colors of Old San Juan is a recent thing, I still think it's nice that they did it.

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Very nice !

At one point, it looked like I might be going to a conference in San Juan this summer, but it looks like that's not going to happen. It does look like an interesting place to visit one day.

Something about the photos reminds me a little of the French Quarter in New Orleans.

Thanks for sharing !

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