A City Enclosed

For centuries San Juan, Puerto Rico was a city enclosed by a 3-mile wall.  Access in and out was only through one of five gates, each one with a specific purpose.

San Juan Gate
Puerta de San Juan – San Juan Gate

This gate was San Juan’s formal entrance for Spanish dignitaries.  By entering through this gate, they were able to walk a short distance to San Juan Cathedral to thank God for safety during their voyage.

Images copyright – Irene Tron.  All rights reserved.

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Glimpse of the Past

The 1920s brought the elegance of the first elevators in a Chicago hotel.

Glimpse of the Past
The Palmer House – Chicago

The Palmer House, still in operation today as a Hilton Hotel, gives us a glimpse of the past.

Images copyright – Irene Tron.  All rights reserved.

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Secured with a Wreath

With an armed guard inside the fence,

La Fortaleza
Governor’s Residence – San Juan, Puerto Rico

an intimidating gate is secured with a wreath.

Copyright 2018 Heaven’s Sunshine
Irene Tron, photographer

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Lens Artists Challenge #24 – Seasonal