Punta Cana Cowboys / Day Trip to Santo Domingo / Columbus House

7 Jun

moments / boz scaggs

galleon bar

Our trip to Punta Cana seems like a dream now – and far away. It was indeed the experience of a lifetime and I wonder if I made the most of the opportunity – as I will not likely get back that way again. I have to thank my wonderful companion Rose without whom I would never have had this experience

Columbus House / Plaza de Espana

Diego Columbus

Diego Columbus

I was unable to find much information on Diego Columbus. I was curious to see if he had carried on with the tyrannical behavior of his father.

Diego Columbus was the eldest son of Christopher Columbus. He was a Portuguese navigator and explorer under the Kings of Castile and Aragón. He served as the 2nd Admiral of the Indies, 2nd Viceroy of the Indies and 3rd Governor of the Indies as a vassal to the Kings of Castile and Aragón.

Columbus House was the house of the Columbus family in Santo Domingo. It was built by Diego Coulmbus in 1515. Today, it’s a museum furnished with original and period furniture.

Columbus House

Columbus House …. not that impressive from the outside.

Columbus House Knight

The tools of Spanish power

Columbus House dining room

Dining area ?

Columbus House kitchen

Kitchen to be sure.

Columbus House kitchen 2

Opulent eating …

Columbus House 2

Columbus House main hall

Main Hall …

Columbus and son

Chris and son. An idealic image.

Columbus House room

Columbus House dining area

Bitmap in Day Trip 8.cdr

Columbus House kitchen 3

Columbus House statue

Columbus House harp

Columbus House window

Columbus House tableware

Columbus House stairwell

Columbus House bedroom

Columbus House muskets

Columbus House guide

Columbus House bedroom 2

Columbus House door

Columbus House stairs

Columbus House balcony 2

Columbus House balcony

Columbus House Rose

Columbus House balcony 3

Columbus House back outside

galleon bar

4 Responses to “Punta Cana Cowboys / Day Trip to Santo Domingo / Columbus House”

  1. Don Ostertag June 7, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    Really interesting.Thanks for bringing us along.


    • jcalberta June 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm #

      You know Don … we really shouldn’t have taken over a thousand pics!! I used to have a Minolta X700 with film. No way I would have taken that many shots because film and film developing cost a fortune. But these new digital cameras … amazing.
      Anyway … a couple more posts and I’m done.
      What a trip !!!


  2. Richard June 9, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    Great slide show in any case, and they are at least organized.


    • jcalberta June 9, 2016 at 7:13 pm #

      Thanks. It’s not easy keeping things in order because I’m using 2 sets of photos – Rose’s and mine. Sometimes can’t remember what went where ??


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