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
- 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"
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
- Bob Marley
... architecture from the past remains in Santo Domingo