Catedral De San Juan Bautista en Viejo San Juan, Puerto Rico

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The cathedral is currently being repainted and renovated. The ceiling is actually quite white now, but a trick of sunlight and some minor enhancing found this blush pink hiding within the spectrum of light that entered from the windows above.

La catedral está actualmente siendo pintada y renovada. El techo es en realidad bastante blanco ahora, pero un truco de luz solar y algunas mejoras menores encontraron este rubor rosado escondido dentro del espectro de luz que entraba por las ventanas de arriba.

In Case You’re Wondering… There’s Still Blue Tarp Roofs In San Juan

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Things are much improved, but there’s still too much blue. You know what I’m talking about…..

Viejo San Juan & Driving To Manati…Contrast

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I thought I would feel a sense of overwhelming joy as things return to normal. I know nature renews itself. Tourists are back in the city. Business is totally picking up. Many people, just like me were finally getting home. The city has a fresh coat of paint and shines brighter than ever.

 

But, as you can see on my way home to Manati, not everything is tourist perfect. This is what tourists never see. There were images I could not even bring myself to photograph. My daughter took some of those pics for me…. some I don’t need a photo. I memorized them.

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I don’t want to be negative, just REAL.

A Secret View

Una Vista Secreta

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As my daughter Ali and I walked through Santa Maria Magdalena De Pazzis, inspecting our favorite tumbas/tombs for damage from last year’s 2 hurricanes, (Yes!!!! I finally made it home for Thanksgiving), she noticed this view from the caretaker’s building.

Mientras mi hija Ali y yo caminábamos por Santa María Magdalena De Pazzis, inspeccionando nuestras tumbas / tumbas favoritas en busca de daños causados ​​por los 2 huracanes del año pasado, (¡Sí! Finalmente llegué a casa para el Día de Acción de Gracias), se dio cuenta de esta vista desde el edificio del cuidador.

Sept. 20th Hurricane Maria

Tomorrow will mark the one year anniversary of Hurricane Maria. Hurricane Irma began the devestation on September 6th. Sorry, I didn’t mark that anniversary. I’m still waiting to return to my island. My family and I will finally return on Thanksgiving. Until then, I’m counting the days.

Mañana será el primer aniversario del Huracán María. El huracán Irma comenzó la devetación el 6 de septiembre. Lo siento, no marqué ese aniversario. Todavía estoy esperando regresar a mi isla. Mi familia y yo finalmente regresaremos en Acción de Gracias. Hasta entonces, estoy contando los días.

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Fuente De Los Raices, Paseo De La Princesa Viejo San Juan (July 2017)