Dominican Republic - Colonial City of Santo Domingo

"After Christopher Columbus's arrival on the island in 1492, Santo Domingo became the site of the first cathedral, hospital, customs house and university in the Americas. This colonial town, founded in 1498, was laid out on a grid pattern that became the model for almost all town planners in the New World. " 

Source: UNESCO World Heritage

Postcard 1
Saint Mary Cathedral Prime of America, San Domingo. Thanks to Carlos of Mexico.

Postcard 2 
Multi-view of Santo Domingo. Postcard was mailed on Feb 20, 2010 in Dominican Republic and arrived in Penang on May 12, 2010. That is 3 months in postal travel time. At least it arrived. Thanks to Ruth who was travelling through.

Postcard 3
Zona Colonial - Colonial Zone of Santa Domingo, the capital and largest city of over 2 million in Dominican Republic and founded in 1496. The stamp of DR is interesting is that it has a unique serial number and barcode. It was sent on March 12, 2009 but arrived in Penang on May 5, 2009 - taking seven weeks. Better late than never. Thanks so much to Trupti of Canada who was visiting DR.

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