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Photos of Ponce, Puerto Rico!

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Ponce is a great city,too bad its people are like argentinians,they are so arrogant...

Lots of fastfood stores are expanding to every downtown in Puerto Rico.And SUbway is the one expanding the most into downtowns...like 3 weeks ago a Subway was inaugurated in downtown Mayaguez and theres gonna be a Quiznos pretty close to it soon.

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^Man thats crazy and kind of sad in a way that these chain stores are invading every possible space that can get into cause they got dollars! But i guess if the people don't object i guess its alright, its usually outside visitors that complain cause they'd rather eat/see something authentic than something they can get/see at home.

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Actually its a good thing,since downtowns(?) are dying over here in PR.Those stores are bringing life to them.

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Why are the downtowns dying there? Is it because of suburbanization as in many American cities?

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Yup,and stores in downtowns(?) are dying cause everyone goes to the malls..

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I hate malls. Malls should be banned from tropical places. :P I can understand having them in places that get cold or rain a lot but other than that it should be an outdoor experience and great way to keep city streets vibrant among other things IMO.

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lol no! The weather is so hot over here,Malls are great places to be even if you're not gonna buy anything lol...

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Thats why you creat tree-lined streets to creat shade like in Portland. :P It works and it makes city streets more appealing as well as absorbs the sound of traffic. :w00t:

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Some of the best pictures I've seen of Ponce. A great tour of the city. So much color. I love the ones where you see the colorful tropical flowers and then the city skyline. Congratulations!

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Si, son medio arrogantes la mayoria ... pero la cuestion es que tienen de que echarselas!

De ahi sale mucha de la cultura puertorrique

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From Arecibo to Ponce via Highway 10 ( just through the mountains)

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Elevated section of Highway 10 in Utuado/Adjuntas (I hope them to finish that part of the highway soon)

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Ponce letters (Hollywood style)

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Ponce's Bay

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La Guancha Boardwalk

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La Guancha @ night

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^ the first 3 from Highway 10 is amazing, great shots.

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La Perla Theater

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Cruceta del Vigia

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Serralles Castle

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Fountain @ Serralles Castle

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Ponce's Square Main Fountain

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Main Square

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City Hall

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Old Firehouse (dating from 1883)

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City's Skyline

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Looking South

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Looking West

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Downtown Closer View

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Ponce's Night View

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Great pics of Ponce,beautiful city.Highway 10(its a highway not a freeway) is gonna be completed in 2012 the earliest,you know the Department of Transportation is so slow,it took them like 6+ years to make Freeway 66(which is very short) and they've taken so much time to convert the #2 into a freeway(from Ponce to Mayaguez and the Sabana Grande,Guanica,Yauco,Pe

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I would like to see more of Puerto Rico's cities, towns and neighborhoods. Does anyone have pics of other areas? How about some of the different neighborhoods or districts of San Juan, Ponce or Mayaguez? :unsure:

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^some small towns to get the real feel of PR is what I would like to see, like pictures down HW10

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Even small towns aren't so small, PR is so little and so dense...I got some pics of Mayaguez,lemme see if I can post them

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defiantely post the pictures if you can, also the Cruceta del Vigia is that a church?

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defiantely post the pictures if you can, also the Cruceta del Vigia is that a church?

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I hav pics of other cities and towns like Aguada, Arecibo, Aguadilla, Rincon, etc I will post them soon. PR's smallest town is Dewey located in the island of Culebra (pop +1500) but most of the towns here are over 25,000 in population.

About the Cruceta del Vigia (Watcher's Cross) no is not a church. Its an observation tower. The structure is over 100 ft tall and is relatively new because when PR was a Spanish colony (a few hundred years ago) in that same spot was located an observation post used by the city to watched all coming ships. In that time Ponce had commerce with 6 countries (Spain, US, England, Holland, France and Portugal) When a ship of one of those countries came to Ponce's Bay the "watcher" would raise the flag of the merchant ship otherwise he would raise another flag indicating the citizens if the ship was friendly or not. In the pic you can see a wooden cross with three flags (thanks to the wind because it should had six). Thats a replica of the cross used in that time. The real one was heavily damaged by Hurricane Georges in 1998, but you can still see it inside the observation tower.

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