Sunday, March 11, 2012

Dominican Republic--Part 3

Santo Domingo is a large, sprawling city of 3 million, complete with urban issues. Like traffic. And pedestrians walking on elevated highways!

The Tainos lived on the island before the Spaniards' arrival, and some of their artifacts are preserved in the Museum of Dominican Man.

Christopher's brother, Bartholomew Columbus, built Santo Domingo in 1496 as the first European city in the New World.

Pigeons flock in front of the oldest cathedral in the Americas.

The Colonial Zone is quaint and colorful.

It's still a center for artists.

A lazy day along the seawall of the Malecon.

Obelisk to the butterfly sisters on the Malecon.

Next up: 10 reasons why I love the Caribbean!

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