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Fun Photo Friday — Southern Caribbean; Cartagena Favorites 2


Next week we travel to another Southern Caribbean destination from our February-March 2022 cruise adventure aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas. So far, and not quite in order, I’ve shown you the Grenadines (Saint Vincent and Bequia), Panama (canal and Panama City), and Cartagena. Still to go are Dominica, Grenada, Port Limón in Costa Rica, and the ABCs — Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. We didn’t visit the ABCs in order, so I’m inclined to just go with those three alphabetical order starting next week with Aruba, then taking you to our other destinations from this trip. You’ll find out what I decided next Monday. Until then, here’s today’s Part 2 for Cartagena Fun Photo Friday favorites:

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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Cartagena


Cartagena Cathedral sundial

At the southeast corner of the Cartagena Cathedral is this rather impressive looking fellow:

Cartagena Cathedral

Lost yet? Don’t let this street sign mislead you, as I’m posting it out of sequence from our walk:

Calle of the Inquisition

From the cathedral we meandered through several streets with bright colors:

Cartagena, Columbia
Cartagena, Columbia

Eventually we found ourselves in Plaza de la Aduana (Customs Plaza), and there to great us was none other than Christopher Columbus:

Christopher Columbus

The area in and around Plaza de la Aduana will give the photographer a lot of opportunities, as you can see from today’s photo gallery/slide show:

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Southern Caribbean Cruising — Cartagena


Last Monday in photos from the bastion I showed you a pink dome in the distance. Today I shall reveal what that was. It’s the Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Catherine of Alexandria. We’ll just shorten that to Cartagena Cathedral, like everyone else does. Construction began in 1575 and was completed 37 years later. This beautifully ornate pink and yellow tower looks great from the front:

Cartagena Cathedral

But it is equally impressive from the south wall as well:

Cartagena Cathedral

I only had a brief moment inside to photograph the wood altar and vaulted beamed ceiling, as my tour was hoofing it off in another direction:

Cartagena Cathedral

My fault, as I had also wasted a few moments to snag this shot of colorful art being hawked directly across the street:

Cartagena art vendor

Much of the tour I spent photographing balconies, doors, windows, and domed towers, as you’ll see in today’s photo gallery/slide show:

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