Sorry I’ve been a little M.I.A. as of late. With wedding season winding down, holiday season picking up, and life moving along at its own pace, I’ve been running from here to there! I can’t believe it’s been a month since I returned from La Romana in the Dominican Republic — a beautiful island with beautiful people. It was so nice to be able to finally get away for a post-summer vacation, and I even got a chance to practice my Spanish (and merengue)! It’s such a shame how rusty I’ve gotten; believe it or not, I was even in the Spanish Honor Society in high school! Mrs. Groves would be shaking her head. Although, in my defense, that was… (ahem…something’s in my throat)…years ago. (Mental note to self: Put “Become fluent in Spanish” on your bucket list.)
Anyway, when I first received a list of things to do in the Dominican Republic and looked them up on the web, I knew I wanted to visit Altos de Chavón. You see, I’m a sucker for cobble stone, adobe, terra cotta and anything else in that family of materials and colors. I just knew it would lend itself to some amazing photos. I’m so glad that we got a chance to visit because it did not disappoint!
This church is one of the first sites you see when you make it to the village.
It reminds you of a different time, doesn’t it? Although it looks like it’s been around for centuries, the village was actually constructed in the mid 1970s to early 1980s. After taking in the beautiful church, I finally managed to pull myself away and explore the other parts of the village. It was so peaceful and quiet.
That’s the Chavón River in the picture above right.
I’ll end Part 1 with this last photo, which is one of my favorites from the day. I love the reflection in the window and the texture and color of the wall. In fact, I loved it so much that I ordered a 20×30″ metallic wall print. I can’t wait to hang it!
Check back next week for Part 2 from my trip! In the next post, I’ll share some images of the amphitheater and of some of the local artists at work.