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San Felipe del Morro fortress

A typical Caribbean mid-afternoon at Castillo San Felipe del Morro, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Construction of the original structure was finished in 1587, becoming the largest Spanish fortification in the Americas. Bosting 450 cannons, the fort successfully repelled numerous attacks by foreign powers, like the British and Dutch, for over 200 years. With the Spanish defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, the island of Puerto Rico became an American territory. After this, the fort was used by the U.S. Army to guard San Juan Bay during the first two World Wars.

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Northborough, Massachusetts, United States of America
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© Andrew Petlock.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 01.2019
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 27, 2019, 3:58 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON
Camera Model: COOLPIX P510
Focal Length: 49mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f4.7
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION San Juan, PR, United States of America