This day in 2011: El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

A year ago today, five of my best girlfriends accompanied me to San Juan, Puerto Rico for my bachelorette party. Our weekend of food and drink and sunshine was briefly punctuated by an educational trip to the El Morro fort. Its full name is a mouthful--Castillo de San Felipe del Morro--so you can see why it's commonly shortened. It was built in the 16th century by the Spanish and attacked many times over the following century.

The fort is just teeming with interesting visuals. I especially enjoyed the crumbly texture of the decaying walls juxtaposed with the smooth arches of the ceilings and doorways.

El Morro Fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico


Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico


Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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18 Responses to “This day in 2011: El Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico”

  1. Jaymi says:

    ahh I visited that fort too when I was in Puerto Rico! Though your shots of it are much better than what I came home with! Great job!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 10:28 am


  2. mindy says:

    loooooove the sky in these photos! beautiful.

    · April 3, 2012 @ 11:06 am


  3. Jewaicious says:

    What stunning architectural captures, such detail and lovely textures.

    · April 3, 2012 @ 12:50 pm


  4. Very interesting. I love them!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 12:52 pm


  5. Susan says:

    Wow…these pictures are fantastic!!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 1:24 pm


  6. zongrik says:

    so old. great colors. very interesting. woW!!

    goodbye becomes tomorrow

    · April 3, 2012 @ 1:53 pm


  7. Gina says:

    WOW- what an amazing place!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 3:13 pm


  8. Robin says:

    Some wonderful perspectives there…

    · April 3, 2012 @ 3:39 pm


  9. Teresa says:

    That is an amazing beautiful place. Great shots.

    · April 3, 2012 @ 4:14 pm


  10. momto8blog says:

    wow…an amazing place! I would love to visit there!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 6:04 pm


  11. Dyanna says:

    I adore those first two shots. There is something so moving about doorways and arches – the separation of inside and outside – that feels so powerful.

    Visiting via Our World Tuesday!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 6:43 pm


  12. So pretty! What a gorgeous place and lovely photos!

    · April 3, 2012 @ 7:52 pm


  13. CatSynth says:

    The textures and shapes are quite intriguing. And each of the images is quite different, too. That last one is the most mysterious.

    · April 3, 2012 @ 10:14 pm


  14. Wendy says:

    Beautiful architecture! I love the way you captured the textures in the buildings. And the sky! :)

    · April 4, 2012 @ 2:13 am


  15. Jordyn L. says:

    Those are AWESOME photos! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy WW from Jordyn @ The Green House!

    · April 4, 2012 @ 9:08 am


  16. Maria says:

    Amazing photographs! Thank you for sharing!

    · April 4, 2012 @ 12:11 pm


  17. Donna Brown says:

    Beautiful pictures! I’m so glad I visited and saw these!
    Have a great week,

    · April 4, 2012 @ 8:25 pm


  18. you went to Puerto Rico for your bachelorette party!! HA! I’m so insanely jealous! Love, love these beautiful photos. Amazing skies. Thank you for linking up with Photo Show Off last week! I hope you’ll link up again!

    · April 9, 2012 @ 6:18 am


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