Thursday, May 21, 2015

Old San Juan | Part 2


The Fifth Label top and skirt from ShopMika
Gentle Monster sunglasses

More from our time spent expiring Old San Juan in Puerto Rico. Just about one of the best parts of our trip! Old San Juan is the oldest settlement in all of Puerto Rico, and still contains so much of the architecture of its original historical Spanish settlement in the 17th century. So much religious and cultural history was made on these cobblestone streets, it's quite mind blowing to think about. One of the most gorgeous buildings of them all was Hotel El Convento, a hotel in an old monastery that is right next to the San Juan Cathedral, one of the oldest cathedrals in the entire Western Hemisphere. You can just close your eyes and imagine what life was like back in the day. The collision of two new worlds. So many things shifting, for better and for worse, to create what it is today:  a melting pot of worldly cultures and views. So amazing to still see so much of the old San Juan conserved for us today. I miss those Old San Juan cobblestone streets beneath my feet! 

Also, enjoy this video I made of clips from our Puerto Rico trip using my GoPro HERO4, the best little gadget to capturing travel adventures! 

My last Puerto Rico post coming soon will give you all a list of some of the particular places we hit up during our trip, and especially places to eat! Watch out!


Natali said...

Beautiful and somewhat melancholic photo diary! Love all of the colours, the vibe... You are so talented in capturing the "right" moment on a photo!

cherieedle said...

Gorgeous photos, Puerto Rico has always been on my list of places to experience! :)

Mariel Parton said...

beautiful photos..your photo diaries have made me so wanderlust Dylana..loved the video too, you captured Puerto Rico's beauty really well <3
love your 2 piece outfit too :)

Stephanie said...

How fuuun, love this!


Anonymous said...

WoooW !!! Beautiful !!!

Sunstreetbymonica said...

Cool photos, love it and your floral outfit is amazing!:)

Tania said...

I love the colors of San Juan, it's so beautiful!! And your two-piece outfit is sooo so cute and so perfect for a tropical vacation!!

xx freshfizzle

Jeanelly said...

You truly captured San Juan the way it's mesnt to be, old world and melancholic. Than you so much for capturing the beauty of my island. I'm so happy ypu enjoyed it!


aurora said...

Simply amazing and so well documented your stay makes me want to go there.

The Garage Starlets said...

Great post! You look stunning!

Michelle Lee said...

love your vid! :)

tuscan wine tours said...

Thanks for the nice read and the great pictures. As the song goes "...and I think to myself, what a wonderful world..."