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.

29 responses to “Travel Theme: Statues

  1. Amazing. That view would make this prime real estate in Australia and the graveyard wouldn’t last long before relocation occurred and luxury houses put up.

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  2. Unbelievable! And so near the ocean. Surprised they’re still intact. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. What an amazing setting for a cemetery!

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  4. An intriguing and ultimately tragic image of humanity’s attempt to defy nature but, as with everything else we do, there will be unexpected consequences. As sea level rises it will be a great artificial reef for snorkelers and scuba divers, as well as a place for Johna to practice her rock gardening.

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    • I didn’t think of it quite that way before :-)

      Actually, although it may not be apparent from the photo, the cemetery is quite high above the ocean. So by the time the cemetery is under water, large parts of the world will be too… Good that we did the Everglades Challenge while Florida is still there ;-)

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  5. Wow, you couldn´t have picked another picture as suitable for this weeks challenge as that one! Great interpretation! Love it! Have a great day!

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  6. What are the odds of us sharing shots from San Juan?! The cemetery is one of the favorite places of tourist photographers for shootings, it had quite a few majestic statues. Beautiful take!

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  7. It’s a great picture !

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  8. From Metropolis to Necropolis…a last resort!

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  9. We visited San Juan for the first time last year, and Rich has a photo almost identical to this one!

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  10. Ƭhis is a topic whiϲh is close to my heart… Best
    wishes! Еxactly where are your contact details though?

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