Still in San Juan… The Wall of Defense

If you have ever been to Old San Juan you will no doubt come to realize that the city has very high walls along the water’s edge. In fact, the walls are 42 feet high and 45 feet thick at its base. The top of the walls are 2 feet thick. Built by slaves, these walls were the city’s first line of defense against Pirates and other foreign invaders for hundreds of years. Of all the Spanish colonial cities, these walls were one of the most formidable.

I took this shot from the harbour area. I decided to play around a bit and give this an antique look because after all, they started to build the walls in 1630 and completed them in 1780.

Have a great Thursday….

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