Thursday, September 13, 2012

Old San Juan folklore and photos

Mountainside of Arecibo PR
Side of road at El Yunque rain forest at Rio Grande, PR

Town square of San Juan Puerto Rico


Entrance of San Cristobal Fortress in San Juan PR

Old Church in town square

the side of el Morro in San Juan

aero view of el Morro in San Juan

The capitol in San Juan

Old San Juan folklore and photos

These are photos of a trip I took to San Juan a few years ago. I went with a neighbor to San Juan and El Morro fort. I was told this story about a legend about a giant rock formation that is across the bridge of the two brothers or "Puente de los dos Hermanos". This bridge connects old San Juan to Isla Verde Condado. The legend goes that during the 16th century there was a captain of a Spanish galleon who was returning home to San Juan, it was a stormy evening and the galleon struck a rock coming into the port of Puerto Rico. The captain's dog saw the galleon sinking from the coast and swam into the ocean looking for his owner, the captain. The captain of the galleon and his dog both drowned off the coast of Puerto Rico, the legend says that from the middle point of the bridge there is a rock formation shaped like a dog's profile across the bridge; at night along the bridge people can hear the sound of a dog howling looking for his owner.
Some of the photos were taken years ago, but I have some vintage postcards from Puerto Rico uploaded too.