These photos were taken in the Dominican Republic, Oct. 25 through Nov. 2, 2008.
Fuerte de San Felipe, at the entrance to the Puerto Plata harbor. This fort was built in the 1560s.
The moat (currently dry) which surrounds the fort. The holes originally had sharp
An example of a common construction technique throughout the country: a wall built out of coral.
A closeup of the "rocks" such a wall is made of:
Parque Central in downtown Puerto Plata.
Adventures in local mass transit: 21 people. plus the driver, fit in this minivan, called a "guagua".
These photos were taken on the ride from Cabarete to Santiago - the interior of the country where you don't see any tourists.
I saw a lot of this throughout the country: partially built structures, mostly of cinderblock, abandoned before completion.
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