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Walking up to the 500 year old El Morro Fortress
The flags of El Morro: United States, Puerto Rico, and The Cross of Burgundy, the Spanish military flag of the 16th Century.
These lookout points cover all vantage points at El Morro
The maritime course of the Spanish fleet. Red squares are major forts, black dots are smaller forts. Spain controlled the seas and thus controlled the world's riches
Cannons were used to fire upon enemy ships attempting to enter San Juan Harbor
A view of the Harbor. In the back ground, a smaller fort would fire on ships that tried to stay out of the range of El Morro. It was a 16th Century gauntlet.
I captured this image of a ship about a quarter mile off shore
Artillery weapons of El Morro
View from the upper decks of El Morro
David, clowning around in the gift shop
This guard tower is featured on Puerto Rico's license plates
Firing positions atop the fort
San Juan Harbor
Waves hit the rocks where 500 years ago, wounded enemy ships broke apart
View of the fort from the harbor
A historic Spanish mercado (marketplace)
The Bacardi Rum factory
Bacardi didn't authorize this Pitorro from the trunk of our car
Hey look, they serve free drinks anyway!
Bacardi's 1952 headquarters
Rum and cigars
Cigars and Rum