I hate crowds. I don’t care how famous or beautiful or important a place is, if it involves crowds and a wait on line, I am out of there. But a place where man has left his mark and moved on … that’s my idea of destination-heaven. The Memorial Cemetery of Puerto Rico, nestled between the tourist districts of Isla Verde and the Condado, is the kind of place I like to wander.
I want to explore the man-altered, and then abandoned, landscape.
Leave a parcel of land unattended in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and nature reclaims it immediately.
The swankiest real estate quickly decays.
An empty lot in the heart of the city evokes rural life.
Does anyone remember why these were left behind?
Is this to keep me in or out?
There are stories everywhere.