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Downtown Santo Domingo

Out of Cathedral - to the streets.

Santo Domingo Columbus the Tyrant

Columbus Memorial - monument to a tyrant.

Santo Domingo Columbus Park

Santo Domingo pigeon maestro

The maestro of pigeons appears.

Santo Domingo pigeon maistro 2

Orchestrates his minions.

Punta Cana day 3

Meanwhile ... Dominos.These guys were heavily into it ... with spectators.

Santo Domingo Cathedral

Cathedral and plaza

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 2

It's guaranteed that somebody will try to sell you something. "NO. Gracias."

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 3

The Museum of Tobacco - with 3 cigar store Indians.

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 4

The Cathedral of Santo Domingo is the oldest cathedral in the Americas - they claim.

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 5

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 5.6

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 5.5

Remember that dog?

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 6

He's drinking Rose water.

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 7

A local steed. Doubt this would be legal in Canada.

Santo Domingo Columbus Park 9

Heading off plaza ...

Santo Domingo downtown

Inscription reads:

"Homage of the First Council of America the Adelantado Don Bartholomew founder on the east bank of the Ozama River from the town of Santo Domingo Colon on 5 August 1498 before being transferred to this part by the governor of the island of Hispaniola Fray Nicolas Ovando in 1502 ".

These guys really celebrated themselves.

Santo Domingo side streets

Rose spots a horse. It must be watered.

Santo Domingo side streets 2

Trying to figure out where we are ...

Punta Cana day 2.5

Punta Cana day 2.7

Santo Domingo side streets 3

Santo Domingo side streets 6

Santo Domingo side streets 7

Santo Domingo side streets 8

So did we.

Next time ... more downtown Santo Domingo

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