Old San Juan in Puerto Rico, or Viejo San Juan, is characterized by its 16th and 17th century stone buildings and azure cobblestone streets; its history is rich, as Ponce de Leon founded it and Christopher Columbus named it. In short, it is a mecca for history or architecture buffs.
I spent time in Old San Juan yesterday and the previous weekend walking the narrow streets, peering into courtyards and shop windows, marveling at the kaleidoscope of colors, and tasting local food and infamous cocktails from a handful of small cafes and restaurants. The Caribbean sun was fierce, the sky violently blue, and the humidity surged. Gazing at the colorful kites on the emerald lawns of the sea-front El Morro offered a diversion from the heat. I definitely needed more time in OSJ.
Here is what Old San Juan looked like through my lens.