Landing in San Juan, Puerto Rico – A Great View!

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

I moved to the Isla del Encanto, Puerto Rico, when I was two years old and lived there until I finished high school.  During my many trips back to the island, I have always enjoyed the landing as I get a great view no matter on which side of the airplane I sit on (though the ocean side is more colorful as you can see!).  I thought it may be cool to share the view from my window seat as the plan crosses over land near Cataño, just west of Old San Juan.  Enjoy the pictures of this, one of the prettiest landings ever!

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Approaching Cataño (Old San Juan on the background)

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Flying over Cataño, heading to the San Juan Bay (top right)

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Flyover near the Bacardi Distillery, getting a lil closer to the San Juan Bay! Isla de Cabras towards the top left.

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Looking down on El Morro and its beautiful grounds, where I used to fly a kite as a kid!

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Old San Juan, on the left, with the Isla Grande airport to the right (built by the U.S. Navy prior to WW II)

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

The port of San Juan and the Puerto Rican Capitol almost on the center

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

The old and charming neighborhood of Miaramar in the front, with the Condado hotels on the background

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat,Condado, Miramar, Santurce,  San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Crossing from Miramar on the left to Santurce

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, Condado, Miramar, Santurce, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Condado hotels in the background and my school by the blue little spot in the middle!

Puerto Rico, airplane, Santurce, Barrio Obrero, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Moving from Santurce on the left to Barrio Obrero on the right

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Final final approach, parallel to the Baldorioty de Castro highway

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Cemetery

Puerto Rico, airplane, window seat, Isla Verde, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

Laguna San José and some of the awesome Isla Verde high rises by the beach

Puerto Rico, airplane, Isla Verde, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

The cemetery where my grandparents and great grandmother are buried…

Puerto Rico, airplane, Isla Verde, window seat, San Juan, landing, ocean, blue sea ,El Morro, Old San Juan, travel, photo, Samsung Galaxy

And the final photo with the entrance of the airport and Isla Verde high rises and hotels in the background

Snowy Scenes from My Window Seat

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

As I departed from New York City via LaGuardia airport a week ago or so, I snapped some quick photos from my smartphone.  Little did I realize how good the pictures would turn out (for a smartphone).  The flight took off in a westerly direction, crossed Manhattan and the Hudson River into New Jersey after which the turn south began…

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

Taking off!

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

Right after take-off

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

Note the shadow of my plane in the water!

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

Block buildings…

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

The Hudson River

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

Over New Jersey

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

winter, snow, New York City, Manhattan, Hudson River, view from plane, New Jersey, photos, window seat

Over New Jersey

If someone can identify any of the parts of NY/NJ shown in these pictures, I’d love to know!

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