The Spanish colonial architecture of Cartagena's old town.
One of many colorful fruit vendors in tropical Cargagena.
Part of the walls surrounding the historic portion of Cartagena.
This is the historic customs dock, where ships have put in for 500 years.
The taller statues are part of a series of metal sculptures of people at work around the plaza. The shorter statues are performance art. Note the "hats" for coins on the pavement.
A view of the Clock Tower Gate from inside the walls.
Just outside the walls, looking at the former Customs Wharf.
Inside the Santa Cruz Convent.
The sanctuary of Santa Cruz de la Popa
Approaches to Cartegena's Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas
One of many entrances to the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas's tunnel network.
Every wall of this castle could be defended by a battery on an adjoining wall.
Typical of the tunnels below the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas. These were peppered with alcoves where soldiers could wait in the dark with their bayonets, to stab unsuspecting intruders.
One of the watchtowers, facing the historic city (and the skyscrapers of Bocagrande.
A guard patrols this high point inside the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas.
Were now in the village of Boquilla, about to embark on a dugout canoe excursion into the nearby mangrove swamps.