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At Fort San Cristobal - Film by AuntDot

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This was taken at Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico using an Olympus OM 10 camera and traditional film. It was taken during a cruise in 1990.

Fort San Cristobal, or CASTILLO DE SAN CRISTOBAL, was begun in 1634 and completed about 150 years later. It is one of the largest defences ever built in the Americas. Covering 27 acres of land, it rises 150 feet. Its intricate modular design and its massive size was sure to intimidate enemies. A strategic masterpiece, it features five independent units, each connected by moat and tunnel. Each unit was fully self-sufficient in case the others were to be taken by the enemy.

In 1983 Fort San Cristobal was named part of the World Heritage UNESCO Site List as San Juan National Historic Site.

Top Ten Winner in the “Columns” challenge in Photography Challenge, May 31, 2011
FEATURED in Photography Challenge, May 31, 2011
FEATURED in Which Way Group, November 2009

Having lived most of my life in the northeast U.S., I am enjoying retired life in sunny Florida. I enjoy photographing many different kinds of things, but especially flowers and animals, including the beautiful birds found here in Florida. I am currently using a Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D camera, a Canon 55-250 mm telescopic zoom lens, and a Sony P10 Cyber-shot digital camera. My newest acquisition is a Canon PowerShot SX260 HS, a point and shoot which I will be carrying in my purse.

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  • Therese M Smith
    Therese M Smithover 5 years ago

    You take wonderful shots. These lines are perfect. ;)

  • Thanks! I did use Picasa to straighten it up a bit after I scanned it.

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 5 years ago

    Great Capture!!!
    Please consider putting this into the Which Way – walkways, pathways, stairways, and roadways group.

  • I never thought of this image for the Which Way group, but I will definitely enter it there. Thanks for the idea and thanks so much for your encouraging comments.

    – AuntDot

  • Isa Rodriguez
    Isa Rodriguezabout 5 years ago

    omg……….. i ran to this one.. when I saw the title.. and now here it is in front of me.. i know this sound silly.. but I am crying.. this place I miss so much .. my beautiful island.. of Puerto Rico .. this fort rocks!!!.:).. thank you for this amazing beautiful capture!!!!

  • Oh, Isa, I’m sorry I made you cry! I know what it’s like to miss a treasured place. I hope you get to go back to Puerto Rico for a visit now and then. It really is a beautiful island. Thank you for your lovely comment.
    Hugs, and no more tears! xoxo

    – AuntDot

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Congratulations!! You have been featured in the Which Way

  • That’s such a surprise and an honor. Thank you so much!

    – AuntDot

  • David's Photoshop
    David's Photoshopabout 5 years ago

    Great work, well done and congratulations on your feature.

  • Thank you so much, David!

    – AuntDot

  • Barbara Burkhardt
    Barbara Burkhardtabout 5 years ago

    This is a great shot – Congrats on your feature.

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment, Barbara!

    – AuntDot

  • Tom Piorkowski
    Tom Piorkowskiabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful picture, very well done.

  • Thank you very much, Tom.

    – AuntDot

  • elab
    elababout 5 years ago

    Nice place to be. Great image

  • Thank you. We did enjoy seeing this.

    – AuntDot

  • Thomas Stevens
    Thomas Stevensalmost 5 years ago

    Wow, I love this, great image!

  • Thank you Tom. Truly appreciated.

    – AuntDot

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepover 4 years ago

    Wonderful image..really good POV!

  • Thanks so much, Gena, and thanks for taking the time to look at all my old stuff!!

    – AuntDot

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