Castillo San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
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The old guard at Old San Juan. The old guard at Old San Juan
This photo offers an uncommon view of Castillo San Felipe del Morro on the coast of Old San Juan in Puerto Rico—it’s often shown in the bright Caribbean sunlight. In September 2017, Puerto Rico was devastated by the landfall of Hurricane Maria, which wreaked havoc on the landscape, people, and livelihoods of this US territory. While Puerto Rico continues to repair, rebuild, and return to normal two years after the landfall of Maria, other parts of the Caribbean have been damaged by subsequent storms. Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas particularly hard. That island nation sits northwest of Puerto Rico, and much closer to Florida.