The Puerta del Conde in Santo Domingo is located in the huge, quiet plaza – the Parque Independencia. You can walk here from Parque Colon in Zonia Colonial by taking Calle el Conde, a long street full of shops and cafes.
In this photo you see the gate with the view beyond it being the busy Calle el Conde, a street full of shops and lots of action. If you turn around you see the Altar de la Patria, a mausoleum for the remains of the republic’s founding fathers.
Photo taken January 19, 2009