This picture almost brought tears to my eyes. I was born and raised not far from here. The scene depicted in the picture takes place by the Ozama river. The wall on the right side only survives in part. The houses in the front of the picture have long been demolished to make way for tourists. The slightly taller building in the back is the old Atarazana (shipyard). The man walking up the street with a book and the photographer testify to the intellectual vibrancy of the old city. Many contemporary artists and writers continue to hang out around these parts of town.
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