Tag Archives: Puerto Rico

Travel Theme: Statues

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Statues.

I note the plural: Statues. So, here in one photo are hundreds of statues (click on the photo to see them more clearly), each helping to safeguard the city, on this day against surf of an unprecedented size

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San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 2008.

Travel Theme: Distance

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Distance.

Distant views from the Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico, October 2001.

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Travel Theme: Mountains

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Mountains.

Hmmm… The water that we kayak on is usually horizontal and the waves are usually not mountainous. So I don’t have many photos of mountains.

I have visited the Alps and the Rockies. But I’ve found that I like best the smaller mountain ranges that, with perhaps no more than a thousand feet of elevation, still look and feel like real mountains. You can climb them in the morning and still be back below for supper. Yet up there, you still have those sharp peaks, precipitous slopes, and—especially when the mist rolls in—that exposed, lonely thrill. And when the mist clears, there are sunlit views far into the lowlands, even as far as the sea.

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Weekly Photo Challenge & Travel Theme: Couple in Silhouette

By Vladimir Brezina

The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge this week is Silhouette. And Ailsa’s Travel-Themed Photo Challenge is Couples. Here’s a photo that combines both themes…

Additional interpretations of “Silhouette” are here and here. And of “Couples”, here and here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Urban

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Urban.

Two views down the street…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Growth. I’ve already posted one response to this challenge, but here’s another one:

Tropical growth in the Cordillera Central of Puerto Rico. More photos are here.

And here is yet a third take on “Growth”.

Travel Theme: Night

By Vladimir Brezina

Over on Where’s my backpack?, Ailsa has posted this week’s theme for her Travel Photo Challenge: Night.

Every now and again I travel for work to San Juan, Puerto Rico, where I stay in the old town. The heat is unbearable and the air conditioning is spotty. But toward evening, as the air cools, I walk through the town. Invariably I end up on the esplanade, the vast grassy open space that separates the town from the Castillo San Felipe del Morro, the old Spanish fortress that from a high promontory overlooks the town and the harbor. Many others are there to watch the sunset, to fly kites in the ever-present breeze, and to enjoy the soft night air. I randomly wander through the open space or just lie down in the grass under the darkening sky…