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.

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Thursday Doors

Defense from Attack

Sill standing along the Caribbean.

Defense from Attack
Fort San Geronimo – San Juan, Puerto Rico

Now considered old, Fort San Geronimo was built in the 18th century as a defense from attack.

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One Word Sunday – Old

Beyond the Rainforest

An adventure to the top of mountain provided a view beyond the rainforest, to the city below and the Caribbean Sea.

Beyond the Forest
El Yunque Rainforest – Puerto Rico

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One Word Challenge – Adventure