I have never caught the Puente Flotante / Floating Bridge opening or closing until today. The Puente Flotante connects Santo Domingo Este, Ave. España (Ave Malecon), to Districo Nacional, Zona Colonial and Av Francisco Alberto Caamaño Deñó (El Malecon). It has had many problems and is not in the best shape. Large trucks are not […]
The monument dedicated to Fray Antón de Montecinos sits at the entrance of the Rio Ozama, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo. It is one of the first things people see entering the port of Santo Domingo. The statue of Fray Antón de Montecinos was designed by Mexican sculptor Antonio Castellanos is almost 15 feet (15 meters) […]
A new monument has been added to the Colonial Zones list of many monuments. This is a new statue of one of the Founding Fathers of Dominican Republic, General Matías Ramón Mella. It was placed to commemorate the day of his birth on February 25th. The new monument is located at the Puerta de la […]
A few aerial pictures given to me of the Parque Mirador del Sur (translated Southern Lookout Park) along Avenida Anacaona. These images also give a beautiful view of part of sprawling capital city. You can see all the way to the Caribbean Sea. The 7 kilometer (4.35 miles) long park, designed by the Architect Eugenio […]
I love the twisted roots of the many trees in Plaza España in the Colonial City. Some are so distinct and unique. Here are a few that caught my eye this morning.
Another hot, hazy and humid day today in the Colonial Zone. The waning crescent moon above Plaza España at 5:45AM this morning was covered in a haze. This haze compromised the clarity of the waning moon. We could really use a few days of quenching rain to relieve the drought problem facing the entire country […]