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09 Dec

Ballaja Sculpture, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ballaja Sculpture San Juan Puerto Rico

Ballaja Sculpture Detail San Juan Puerto Rico

Sign Ballaja Sculpture San Juan Puerto Rico

Across from El Morro is Plaza de Ballaja, named for this wonderful sculpture. Surrounding the Plaza de Ballaja are art galleries and museums.

07 Dec

Kites Caught In Trees, Paseo del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Kites Caught In Trees Paseo del Morro San Juan Puerto Rico

Kites In Trees Paseo del Morro San Juan Puerto Rico

Yellow And White Kite In Tree Paseo del Morro San Juan Puerto Rico

Kids fly their kites over the Paseo del Morro (the residents of San Juan are kite-crazy - I’ve never seen such enthusiasm for kites) and often the kites get caught in trees or the strings snap. We rescued one kite and brought it back up to the kids near the wall. It was a small action but it made us feel good.

06 Dec

La Princesa (Puerto Rico Tourism Company), San Juan, Puerto Rico

La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

La Princesa, now the headquarters of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, is a former jail. It is free to enter and hosts a display of local art.

Christmas Tree La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

Christmas Tree Bannister La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

When we visited last year, the interior was decorated beautifully for Christmas.

Sign to Cells La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

If you exit the back doors and look to your right, you’ll see a small sign pointing to the old jail cells/

Passageway to Cells La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

The passageway to the jail cells is very, very narrow.

Cells La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

There are three empty cells.

Cell Door La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

The doors swing closed so you can take those always humorous “I’m in jail” photos.

Closed Cell Door La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

Cell Window La Princesa Puerto Rico Tourism Company San Juan Puerto Rico

Each cell has a tiny window.

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