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Photograph ©2009 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.
Here is a view of Fort San Felipe del Morro or simply, “El Morro.” This dome-covered sentry box is one of the most recognizable symbols of Puerto Rico. Even some of the car’s license plates depict this view. You may also recognize this scene from the labels of some bottles of rum.
©2009 Alex Suárez. All rights reserved.
Just got back from a wonderful trip to Puerto Rico. I was born on this island. But it had been 30 years since I’d been home. Everything I saw, smelled, heard, tasted and touched brought back a memory for me. I took this trip with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. We’re definitely coming back very soon with the kids.
Everything about Old San Juan was exactly as I remember--the cobblestone streets, the colorful buildings with their distinctive architecture. It was like taking a walk with my father when I was a child. We stopped and got ice cream from a street vendor. I had acerola ice cream. The acerola berry is my absolute favorite fruit in the world. My grandmother had an acerola plant in her yard. I loved to pick a bowl full, wash them and swing in a hammock eating them. Enough rambling for now. I'll post a few more images from PR soon.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy this image even a fraction as much as I did making it.
For those of you in Austin, be sure to come out tonight to see Will van Overbeek speak at the CapMac Advance Photography SIG. More info here.