You are walking along a rough cobblestone street. There is a light breeze running over your skin, cooling you along the way. Behind you, the cobbles continue in a sloping hill and you can see the top of the Cathedral of San Juan Bautista rising over the surrounding rooftops. In front of you is the Capilla del Cristo - Chapel of Christ - showing it's 240 year age, but remaining in good condition. Beyond the chapel, you can see on either side of it, the Bay of San Juan glistening blue in the sun light. An enormous cruise ship passes from right to left, as it prepares to park itself at the nearby dock. To your left is a small museum dedicated to preserving the cultural art of the island, and to your right is a small park echoing with the laughter of school children feeding the hundreds of pigeons that dwell there.
Taking a few steps forward, you approach the short wall that keeps unfortunate victims from falling to their death. You look down and realize this is not actually a short wall as you initially thought, but is in reality the top part of a fifty foot high defensive barricade that went under construction nearly four centuries ago. Looking down around your feet, you notice the cobbles do not quite look the same as the cobbles in the mainland United States do. They are not red brick, but are in fact blue tinted, and cast of iron slag. They were used as ballast on ships crossing from Spain to San Juan, to keep them balanced in the ocean waves. After arriving in port, they were tossed out of the ships and used to construct cobblestone streets. Which particular ship these cobbles arrived on, you do not know. But it doesn't take much imagination to conceive it possible that they arrived in the same boat that carried Juan Ponce de Leon, or possibly even Christopher Columbus.http://nutrio2reviews.com