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Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery

I took this picture last month in the caribbean city of San Juan, Puerto Rico.
At he back can be seen the Fort San Felipe del Morro. It was a clear and sunny day.

Handheld with IS, crop, exposure adjustment, resized and sharpen for TE.

Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture value: f20
Focal length: 28mm
ISO: 100
Metering mode: Evaluative
Color space: AdobeRGB
Format: sRAW

Santa Maria Magdalena de Pazzis Cemetery is a colonial-era cemetery located in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. It is the final resting place of many of Puerto Rico's most prominent natives and residents. Construction began in 1863 under the auspices of Ignacio Mascaro.

The cemetery is located between the walls of Fort San Felipe del Morro fortress, one of the island's most famous landmarks, and the rocky cliffs above the Atlantic is considered one of the most picturesque of burial grounds anywhere.

The cemetery is particularly noteworthy for its elaborate tombstones and the circular neoclassical chapel dedicated to Mary Magdalen. The most notable piece is a circular, red-domed chapel, which dates back to the late 19th century.

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