Sunday Trees – 284 – Old San Juan

This tree was located in a small park just off of the pier where our cruise ship, the ms Koningsdam, was docked. I had to snap a couple of photos for my regular Sunday Trees posts.

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Thanks go out to Becca Givens who has been hosting this challenge every week for over five years. You can follow this link to her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see her entry for the week. Then scroll down to the comments section to see all of the tree photos from the many participants.

Thursday Doors – April 20, 2017

Doors of Old San Juan

Today I have a treasure trove of pictures from the streets of Old San Juan. This city has some of the most beautiful cobblestone streets and brightly painted buildings to be found anywhere in the world. I selected the Featured Image because the door-within-a-door aspect seemed appropriate.

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My wife and I have been to Puerto Rico several times in the past, so we decided to avoid any excursions offered by Holland America and just do a door, window, tree, and general photo excursion. I will present the doors in the order that they were taken on our walk.

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We stopped at the Parrot Club on the recommendations of friends. We had a wonderful appetizer and their signature drink, the Passion Parrot. I had to include a photo of the drinks. They were fantastic:

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Here are two former doors that are now downtown art.

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I will end this doorscursion with a typical downtown building with a beautiful street lamp in the right foreground.

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To join the fun, hop over to Norm Frampton’s blog Norm 2.0. Then follow the blue frog at the end of his post about the doors in the Bank of Montreal to see all of the many other wonderful entries in this weekly challenge.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 16 of 2017 | Old San Juan

Here we have a picture of Christopher Columbus in Colon Plaza in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The statue has some lovely textural details.

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Tuesdays of Texture is a regular feature from Narami at Del Monte Y Mar. Follow the link to find other wonderful posts of texture for this week. In fact, why not join in on the fun and browse through your photos and make a contribution.

Tuesdays of Texture | Week 15 of 2017 | Martinique

This odd little gazebo like structure was in the middle of a plaza on the waterfront in the port city of Fort-de-France in Martinique. You can see bands of different colored and textured paver tiles on the plaza with the matching textured steps up to the covered surface. I also like the smooth texture of the roof vs. the rough and rusty texture of the columns.

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Thanks again to Narami at ‘De Monte Y Mar‘ for sponsoring this weekly challenge.

Monday Window – Martinique

On our Caribbean cruise, we made a stop at the beautiful island of Martinique. My wife and I chose to do a photo excursion of the city of Fort-de-France. I captured many beautiful buildings with their wonderful windows.

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Now for this beautiful cathedral captured in reflection:

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Here are some paintings of windows:

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The same building from directly in front:

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This picture was taken from the back deck of our cruise ship ms Koningsdam.

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And here is a picture of the back of the Koningsdam from the port. There are also many beautiful windows on the ship:

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I hope you enjoyed the windows of Martinique. Which is your favorite?

 

Sunday Trees – 282 – Martinique

These trees are in the park called La Savane in Fort-de-France bay in Martinique. This is an unfenced, 12 1/2 acre park facing the bay and adjacent to Fort Saint Louis.

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Here is a picture of the fort:

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The famous Bibliothèque Schoelcher (or Schoelcher Library) also faces this park and has several wonderful trees planted on the grounds:

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Stop over to Becca Givens blog ‘On Butterfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see all of this weeks Sunday Trees posts.