San Juan: Part 1 (Stylized)

Here are a couple of shots from a trip to Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. I'll be posting a few sets of photographs from this gem of a city in the upcoming weeks. Special thanks to the man with the red pants for making a cameo in the second shot. Catching him in the 5 minutes I was set up here was a minor miracle!

San Juan is known as "La Ciudad Amurallada" (the walled city). San Juan was founded in 1521. In 1508 Juan Ponce de León founded the original settlement, Caparra, now known as Pueblo Viejo, behind the almost land-locked harbor just to the west of the present metropolitan area. A year later, the settlement was abandoned and moved to the site of what is now called Old San Juan. San Juan is one of the biggest and best natural harbors in the Caribbean and is the second oldest European-founded city in the Americas (after Santo Domingo, which was officially founded on August 5, 1498.).

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