SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – On assignment in our "51st State." It's more "American" here than I would have ever imagined. There's a Subway across the street from my hotel serving desayuno (that's breakfast to all you gueros), and even a Sam's Club and a Starbuck's nearby. Of course, there are many differences too. The Viejo San Juan (Old San Juan) district where I'm staying is full of narrow streets, exotic chicas/chicos and grand old architecture. And of course, muchos muchas turistas. Of the many pictures I took, I especially liked the composition of this street scene captured from the rooftop pool of my hotel.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: This post was originally published in June 2004 in my Nomad's Gallery "online travel photo journal" (aka blog) and is now part of my Shots from the Road collection. -Starling
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Born in a small Wisconsin blue-collar town, Mike Starling ditched the assembly line for a long, sometimes circuitous career working with words, sound and images. His original music is heard on numerous recordings and soundtracks, and his stories and photos have been featured in books, films, mags and other media. Among his other interesting career moves, he has edited a beer magazine, played bass in a reggae band and sold potato chips door-to-door. Inspired by the life-altering events of 2020, he launched a year-long web-based project called I Remember Travel in January 2021.
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