Last saturday, we went to el Parque Colón (Colombus Park), located in the Colonial City in Santo Domingo. It is right in front of the Hard Rock Café (in case you crave good food). There are also lots of great cafes around. The great thing about it is that you can walk and discover. Note to self: Security has improved a lot here! Definitely want to come around more often. You can find lots of stories here!
The Ministry of Tourism promoted an artistic activity, with the help of the Dominican Juvenile Symphony.
This is how the afternoon started.
A good way to prove you find stories here, is this random picture of clowns… But the fact that behind them I found some friends, is even weirder. Thank you zoom lens!! 😀
Some people come here just to hang with friends.
Some come to study, even if it’s raining!
You can get your Up-style balloons and fly away from your problems (just saying).
Anyways, Jakob chatted with your friends (the clowns behind those funny-dressed people).
And so we got together.
The whole idea to go to the park came from my cousin. She was part of the staff. We just helped, took pictures and enjoyed the show.
I don’t know them, but they were nice enough to pose for me!
People brought umbrellas, it was a cloudy day.
Actually, this guy is a little bit annoying, he disturbed me with the speakers and some message about god… But definitely wanted to capture him!
Some nice cafe.
People take their dominican flags out around this time of the year. This saturday, we celebrated the birth of Juan Pablo Duarte, a dominican hero.
Dominicans don’t go around in these kinds of clothes. They’re dressed this way because they were offering to play music for foreigners.
Oh no! He was pointing the wrong way! (Can you see the blue balloon?)
And so a few minutes later that afternoon, musicians started gathering up their instruments in the middle of the park.
Hey! Get out of the way, sir! Actually he became part of the ‘flash-show’ later on, but he was pretending to be a tourist at first.
Great! Talented people bringing joy to the park!
They soon became the center of attention.
This guy just couldn’t make up his mind! He recorded the show with his iPad while chatting trough his iPhone. Technology has gone too far!
The great thing about the show, is that musicians and audience became one. They played instrumental songs, and the public just sang and danced along.
Musicians just came into the circle and started playing, as if they came from the audience.
The show ended at night. Beautiful lights brightened the scene.
There was a perfect hole in the trees, I could see the moon!
It was a nice afternoon. I hope they keep doing this kind of activities! I would definitely come around more.