The Dominican Republic

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July 7, 2012 – Almost a month has passed since our trip to the Dominican Republic – and the warm people still leave an imprint on my mind.  The photos and my entries will keep the DR alive in the present as time moves forward.  Be sure and view the photo gallery at the end.

Santo Domingo

We stayed in La Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo for  4 nights.  It is the oldest European city in the Americas andwas founded in 1498 by Bartholomew Columbus the brother of Christopher Columbus.  (St. Augustine, Florida, also Spanish, is the oldest European city in the United States and was founded in 1513 by Ponce de León of Puerto Rico. Jamestown, Virginia was founded almost 100 years later in 1607 by the English.  Note – with all due respect, our Hispanic heritage in the United States is older than our Anglo-Saxon roots.)

La Ciudad Colonial

El Alcázar de Diego Colón (The son of Christopher Columbus)

Portal – Alcázar de Diego Colón
Calle Las Damas

June 22, 2012

“Las mismas cosas en todas partes, eso sí, solo que de otra manera”

 Ortega y Gasset

I try to remember this quote wherever I go – whether it is to another home, another town, another State or another country – because, like everyone else, I like to be comfortable.  It means, “all things the same everywhere, of course, only in another way”.

Leal Silverman says in the prologue of his book, “Siglo veinte”;

Purple flower – taken inside Cathedral

Calle en la Ciudad Colonial – Palacio Municipal

Mesero
Banco en Parque Colón