Many Dominicans use motos for transportation. It's a free-for-all when it comes to driving, and having a highly-maneuverable vehicle seems somewhat safer despite the inherent danger of motorcycles.
The Salto de Jimenoa waterfall in the mountains of the Dominican Republic
Members of the Dominican Navy assemble for parade & review by the President at Parque de Independencia, during the Dominican Independence Day
All branches of military of the Dominican Republic were represented at Parque de Independencia for the President, during the Dominican Independence Day
Proud Dominicans in front of Parque de Independencia, during the Dominican Independence Day
A veteran of the Dominican military watches the parade during Indpendence Day
Almost every building in the Dominican Republic proudly displays their flag
Church of Mercedes honors the patroness of the Dominican people, and was constructed in the mid-1500s. It has survived hurricanes and an invasion by Francis Drake. Santo Domingo
Scene from the square in front of Iglesia de las Mercedes. Santo Domingo.
Inside of Iglesia de las Mercedes, constructed in the mid-1500s. Santo Domingo.
The 16th-century "shooting platform" at Fortaleza Ozama in Santo Domingo
The 16th-century "shooting platform" at Fortaleza Ozama in Santo Domingo. My "guide dog" can be seen in the photo.
The 16th-century "shooting platform" at Fortaleza Ozama in Santo Domingo, with the Tower of Homage in the background
The Torre del Homenaje was built in 1505 as a part of Fortaleza Ozama to protect Santo Domingo, and is the oldest European military building in America
Wall of the Torre del Homenaje. Santo Domingo.
Inside of the 16th-century Torre del Homenaje in Santo Domingo. It served as a prison until the 1960s.
A statue of Gonzalez Fernandez de Oviedo, Spanish historiographer of the Indies, standing in Fortaleza Ozama of which he was in charge for a short period. Santo Domingo
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