Trip Reports: Islands Trip Report Photos

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Another galleon on the dungeon walls. There were a few different ones, but the two I included in this trip report were my favorite. 

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This is the entrance to the dungeon, about halfway through the tunnel. 

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One of the neatest parts of the fort were the tunnel systems. This particular tunnel is the largest of six hidden tunnels that ran through the structure. These tunnels, or "galleries" were important for strategical reasons, as they protected soldiers from enemy fire and allowed for commanders to move large amounts of troops unseen.

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A look at another garita that still stands over the ocean as it did hundreds of years ago.

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Just a piece of stonework I found really interesting.

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A  panorama looking out from the main battery. The city of San Juan can be seen in the distance. 

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A local inhabitant sunning himself on the fort walls.

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An amazing sunset over San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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The tunnels were very dark, and not a place for someone with claustrophobia. A long exposure with my camera allows more light to be seen that what can be picked up by the naked eye. This tunnel leads to the main plaza of Castillo San Cristobal

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Like the colorful buildings and cobblestone streets, the gas lamps that light the streets of Old San Juan add to the charm of this beautiful city. 

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I visited the city during mid-day when it was especially crowded, so parked cars on the narrow streets made photography difficult, but there were a few areas that weren't obstructed.