February 5, 2010 – Fort San Cristobal

Fort San Cristobal

Fort San Cristobal, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Friday, February 5, 2010


Whoa, wait, what happened to Thursday? Dang. I had the perfect crappy picture too! Oh well. Maybe next week. Instead, today, I’ll share with you this one, which I really like, but the rest of you… not so much. (judging by all of the votes in Rate Dave’s Pictures anyway.)

This is Fort San Cristobal, in old town San Juan, Puerto Rico. It’s been around since like 300 BC or the 1500’s or something like that. It’s way older than just about anything I come across each day. (Not surprising considering I live in a city that’s a grand total of 100-some years old.) The thing I like so much about this shot is the color. All the swirly multicolored designs that have just slowly appeared in the several-hundred-year-old-concrete-or-whatever-it-is. That’s what really fascinated me when I was there. I don’t know what color all of the intimidating walls and such were to start out with, but now they’re… beautiful. When I was taking this picture, I was trying to contrast the super old stuff in the foreground, with the modern city of San Juan in the background, peeking out through that little archway. It turns out that the little archway is way too small to make out any detail really, but I ended up loving the picture anyway just because of that delicious texture on the walls. (And I like how the blue sky mixes in too, it’s just a steaming pile of color casserole.)

Vorrei dire “avere un grande fine settimana”, ma ho il vago sospetto che nessuno sia in realtà la lettura di questo. Invece, io dico: “Mi piace il formaggio giallo!”

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, 18-55 mm kit lens. 1/200s, f/5.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 21mm

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  1. avatar
    Heather Schmidt February 5, 2010

    I love the picture…I think it is an amazing color casserole as well lol

  2. avatar
    Will February 5, 2010

    You got the wrong language. They speak Spanish in Puerto Rico.

  3. avatar
    Alana February 7, 2010

    Beautiful photo! I went to Puerto Rico once, many years ago. I’d like to return someday.

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