Multicolored Buildings Running up a Hill

Color is everywhere in the Caribbean. From the water to the sky and everything in between, including buildings. Pastels are better at reflecting sunlight and keeping them cooler. Old San Juan is on hills that run down to the water, interrupted only by…

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Stairs Leading to the Next Street Over

Stairs climb up to another street in Old San Juan. The old city sits on a hill. These and steep climbs combine with narrow streets to make for some good, scenic exercise. Even in winter, Puerto Rico can be warm and sunny. So…

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Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and Courthouse

The Jose V. Toledo Federal Building and Courthouse stands in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. The United States built this only a few years after gaining the island from Spain. Over the years, as fashion changed, the government removed or replaced…

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