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Then & Now – Colmado Los Muchachos

Then & Now – Colmado Los Muchachos

A Colmado is a local convenience type store that sells just about everything one might need in small or large portions and is also a place for people to hang out, share the news and even have a drink or snack.

Colmado Piloña located in the Colonial Zone in 1941
Colmado Piloña in 1941 (Imágenes de Nuestra Historia R.D).

Colmado Piloña in years gone by and Colmado Los Muchachos now. The Colmado is located on the corner of Arzobispo Nouel and Calle Sanchez, Ciudad Trujillo, República Dominicana.

Top – Colmado Piloña in 1941

Bottom – Colmado Los Muchachos, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo September 9, 2014

Colmado Los Muchachos, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo September 9, 2014
Colmado Los Muchachos, Ciudad Colonial, Santo Domingo September 9, 2014

Then & Now – Alcazar de Colon

Then & Now – Alcazar de Colón

The Alcazar de Colón, the Puerta de San Diego and Plaza España are all part of the historical colonial city. The Columbus Palace was in ruins until it was painstakingly renovated and opened to the public in 1957.

Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego - 1944
Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego – 1944

Then (above) – The Alcazar de Colón, Puerta de San Diego and Plaza España in 1944 before the Alcazar was renovated. Plaza España had more green areas at this time. The city at this time in the past was called Ciudad Trujillo. – National Geographic Magazine March 1944.

Now (below) – A Panoramic view of the Alcazar de Colon, Puerta de San Diego and Plaza España in the present time – August 2014.

Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego 8-2014
Alcazar de Colon y Puerta de San Diego 8-2014


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