Thursday, 19 May 2011

Puerto Rico

I don't have too many postcards from Puerto Rico so I'm always up for swaps with people from there and couldn't possibly say 'no' to Eduardo who asked me earlier this year if I'd like to swap with him.

This is a view of Fort San Felipe del Morro from Isla de Cabras, an islet located at the entrance of the San Juan bay in Puerto Rico. Fort San Felipe del Morro, or Morro Castle (Spanish: Castillo San Felipe del Morro) is a 16th-century citadel located on the northwestern-most point of the islet of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Named in honor of King Philip II of Spain, the fort, also referred to as 'el Morro' or promontory, was designed to guard the entrance to the San Juan Bay, and defend the city of Old San Juan from seaborne enemies. In 1983, during the Reagan Administration, the fort was declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations in conjunction with the San Juan National Historic Site. Over two million visitors a year explore the windswept ramparts and passageways making the fort one of Puerto Rico's main visitor attractions. Facing the structure, on the opposite side of the bay, a smaller fort known as El Cañuelo complemented the fort's defense of the entrance to the bay.

US stamps are used in Puerto Rico. This one is a rather familiar one...

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