San Juan Cemetery: An Uncommon Photo-Op in Puerto Rico
Everyone knows the Caribbean is a photographer’s paradise. Across the region, there are exotic birds, vibrant flora/fauna. As well as impossibly blue seas mix with historical attractions, palatial resorts. Of course, there are also Caribbean foods and friendly smiles that contribute to an endless supply of excellent subjects. Shutterbugs seeking to train their lenses on something a bit out of the ordinary; however, there’s always the San Juan Cemetery.
Like the fabled cemeteries in New Orleans, the Caribbean’s historic final resting places are adorned with intricate statues, imposing mausoleums, and ornate tombstones. Virtually everything bathes in varying shades of stained white—a stark contrast with those same impossible blues and vibrant flora/fauna.
Many of the best photo-ops can be found in the region’s oldest cemeteries. One such backdrop being Puerto Rico’s Cementerio de San Juan (San Juan Cemetery). An uncommon location captured so well in the above image.
Of course, you’ll want to take great care and show the utmost respect when snapping photos in these sacred places.