Friday, August 22, 2008

San Juan, Puerto Rico

When i received 5 cards with lighthouses and matching stamps, i was,well, my mailbox was again surprised by Addis, who again totally unexpectedly, sent me a envelope with some lovely cards....i really wonder whats the best way to give credit at times like this...'thank you' isnt even close to it....maybe something multiplied by 1000000000000 :-)

This is the San Juan National Historic Site, which is a UNESCO site in Puerto Rico. It consists of several military structures, such as El Morro (officially known as Fuerte San Felipe del Morro) and San Cristobal.

Projecting strength and power, El Morro guarded the entrance to the bay of San Juan for over four centuries and still stands as a reminder of Spain's vast colonial empire.

The little building in the background, which is shaped like an "E", is the school of Fine Arts in Puerto Rico.
I really like it when senders write this kind of information on the back of the card...i mean, what are the odds that i actually found out myself what that building actually represents?  Low, very low! I mean, look a few posts down....and you'll see that identifying places isnt always my strong side :)

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