Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Dominican Republic

my footsteps in Santo Domingo ...
a city fills with tropical energy and European history, flavors and architectures 
The explorer Christopher Columbus made four trips across the Atlantic Ocean from Spain: in 1492, 1493, 1498 and 1502. He was determined to find a direct water route west from Europe to Asia, but he never did. Instead, he accidentally stumbled upon the Americas. Though he did not really “discover” the New World--millions of people already lived there--his journeys marked the beginning of centuries of trans-Atlantic conquest and colonization.
Christopher Columbus statue at the piazza

"Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World."
- Christopher Columbus

A New Day at Santo Domingo ... from the hotel's room -
capital of Dominican Republic

" Every new beginning comes from some other's beginning's end"
- Seneca 

a young artist on the street of Santo Domingo ...

" All children are artists. The problem is how to remain
an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso

rough waves hitting on the shores ...

" Every wave regardless of how high and forceful it crests, must eventually collapse within itself."

~ Stefan Zweig ~ Austrian Novelist (1881-1942)

... a quiet moment at Dominican Bay Resort

" ... sending kisses to you via tropical breezes ...

past era's  architecture at Santo Domingo ...

“No man is rich enough to buy back his past.”
- Oscar Wilde

an old door in the colonial zone caught my attention ...

‎"When one door is closed, don't you know, 
another is open."
- Bob Marley

 ... architecture from the past remains in Santo Domingo

“ Architecture is music in space ”
- Friendrich Wilhelm Joseph von Schelling


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