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The last post by sagar featuring a flamboyant tree made me go digging my archives in search for a photo of a similar tree in Dominican Republic to post as a WS. In the process, I ended up deciding posting this view of the Cathedral of Santo Domingo (Santa Mar韆 la Menor or Catedral Primada de Am閞ica), the oldest cathedral of The New World (it was built in the early 16th century) reputed as the only truly Gothic building in America (at least if we omit the much later "out of time" constructions like the New York cathedral). It is in the heart of the oldest part of the town, the Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone), which was classified as World Heritage by Unesco in 1990.

This is my 3rd post shot in the square next to the cathedral, which is called Parque Col髇, in homage to Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America who was also the first European ruler of the island. His statue lies to the left of the POV of this shot and Palacio Consistorial, another building contemporaneous of the cathedral, lies behind. This WS was shot nearly on the same place of this shot. I have shown the interior of the cathedral in this other post.

WS: A view of Plaza de Espa馻, another square in the historic part of Santo Domingo, showing The Columbus family residence.

Location (latitude, longitude): 18.47316,-69.88438

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