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AlterEgo

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I've seen the exit signs for the Hippodromo a zillion times, never really knew what it was or that it was that BIG. Thanks for the photo Frank!
 
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Restaurant El Caserio Santo Domingo 1971

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Lucifer

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El Hip?dromo Perla Antillana, where Brilladora and Hasty Hillary made history. Those were the days, my friend!
 

NALs

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Oh I thought this was out on the way to SDQ


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That's the 'new' one that's not so new anymore. The original one was where Plaza de la Salud is now. It was on a northeast-southwest diagonal, which explains why ave Ortega y Gasset has that curve right in front of Plaza de la Salud.
 

AlterEgo

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That's the 'new' one that's not so new anymore. The original one was where Plaza de la Salud is now. It was on a northeast-southwest diagonal, which explains why ave Ortega y Gasset has that curve right in front of Plaza de la Salud.

Thanks for the explanation!
 

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Interesting, I was not expecting to see an adirondack chair in a DR picture from 1940. The chair that I am referencing to is the empty one on the left.
 

NALs

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Why not? Are they rare?

There are four of those chairs at my great aunt's house in La Vega. They have been in the zaguan for as long I can remember, probably acquired by one of my great grandparents, don't know. Until now I didn't know they are called Adirondack chairs.