Who are these people? What are they doing?
Here, in the Plaza de Colon in Old San Juan we found Ponce de Leon, the first governor of Puerto Rico. Searching for the Fountain of Youth, in Puerto Rico and in the American state of Florida, today he is promoting benefits of drinking clean water. It must work, he was born in 1474 and he looks pretty good. A short walk took us to the Franciscan Chapel, built by the Third Order of Saint Francis.
This is not the most popular church, so it was almost empty.
But so beautiful and made humans and ducks feel at peace. On the walls, the Stations of the Cross, were intricately carved.
This is number 11, the nailing of Jesus to the cross. Much of Old San Juan features restaurants and tourist shops. But, it is part of the city and many people live here. From the 1500s, the cobblestone streets are quite narrow.
The humans just wanted to wander down these streets, not wanting to eat or shop now. On the main, wider streets, tourist buses take people between the two Spanish Castillos that we previously showed you. Also taking humans to the cruise port. Yes, the cruise ships leave from this area also. Look at the decorations on this bus.
From the bus, we saw the government building for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, flying the flag of the United States of America.
Some people in the world are trying to reduce their life, their possessions, and reduce their carbon footprints. This house does that. This little house is only 5 feet wide.
That really is little. Not everybody wants to live in a space that small though. On this narrow street, the apartments are fairly small, but the curved balconies seem wonderful.
And, no buses on this street. You could spend several days exploring Old San Juan, but we were only here for one day. We loved it, but we wanted to go to the beach. We will take you there next time.