Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Calle Las Damas cannon pointing out over the Ozama River in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The armaments at this fort location were stolen by Sir Francis Drake, an English privateer, when he invaded Santo Domingo in 1586. The two on display are from sunken ships. I think that this one is of Spanish origin.

Old Rusty

Bull Statue – Calle Las Damas – The building in the background houses the Museo de las Casas Reales (Museum of the Royal Houses). Dating back to its origins in 1511 and King Ferdinand of Aragon, this building is now a museum documenting and displaying the history of Santo Domingo up to about 1821.

Bull Statue - Calle Las Damas

Museo de las Casas Reales (Museum of the Royal Houses)

Calle el Conde is an open air 11+ block pedestrian-only walkway through the centre of the colonial zone of Santo Domingo. Lined with shops selling a wide variety of wares, The prices here were definitely less than the prices charged for the same or similar items at the resort stores in Punta Cana. Pricing can still be flexible so if you are polite and ask for a lower price you might be surprised at the final price!

Art for sale - Calle el Conde , Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Keeping the shades in the shade
Shades of Shade

A few shots throught he bus windows as we headed home:

Street Scene Through Bus Window - Santo Domingo

Toll gates

Couldn’t find a bigger sign!!!! Head and shoulders above the other candidates. Apparently top politicians get paid very well so electioneering is very important.
Couldn't find a bigger sign!!!! Head and shoulders above the other candidates. Apparently top politicians get paid very well so electioneering is very important.

On your Mark!!! Get Set!!! —- Through the bus window – a first for me – a countdown timer display for traffic lights.
On Your Mark! Get Set !

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