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San Pedro Sula, Honduras (May 2007)

Located in the northern part of Honduras, San Pedro Sula was founded in 1536 by the Spanish conquistador Don Pedro de Alvarado and was known as "Villa de San Pedro de Puerto Caballos". Within a few years, it became known as San Pedro Sula ("Sula" came from the local dialect Usula and means "valley of birds"). Today, it is the center of trade and is the second largest city in Honduras.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras cover page.
San Pedro Sula, Honduras cover page.
Map of Honduras with the star indicating San Pedro Sula.
Map of Honduras with the star indicating San Pedro Sula.
View of the Central Park fountain in front of the Municipal Palace in San Pedro Sula.
View of the Central Park fountain in front of the Municipal Palace in San Pedro Sula.
View of the waterfall, the statue, and the Municipal Palace.
View of the waterfall, the statue, and the Municipal Palace.
Close-up of the statue of a working woman carrying a bundle on her head.
Close-up of the statue of a working woman carrying a bundle on her head.
A closer view of the Municipal Palace in San Pedro Sula.
A closer view of the Municipal Palace in San Pedro Sula.
The Municipal Palace with a beautiful street lamp in the foreground.
The Municipal Palace with a beautiful street lamp in the foreground.
Close-up of the street lamp in front of the Municipal Palace.
Close-up of the street lamp in front of the Municipal Palace.
Looking in the opposite direction in Central Park towards the red gazebo and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
Looking in the opposite direction in Central Park towards the red gazebo and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
A closer view of the gazebo and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
A closer view of the gazebo and the Metropolitan Cathedral.
The red gazebo is situated where the city was first founded in 1536.
The red gazebo is situated where the city was first founded in 1536.
The exterior of  the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral.
The exterior of the baroque Metropolitan Cathedral.
A close-up of the fašade of the the Metropolitan Cathedral.  It was built in 1949 and was recently renovated.
A close-up of the fašade of the the Metropolitan Cathedral. It was built in 1949 and was recently renovated.
The vaulted and arched ceilings of the Metropolitan Cathedral are impressive.
The vaulted and arched ceilings of the Metropolitan Cathedral are impressive.
Statue of Don Manuel Bonilla in Central Park in San Pedro Sula.
Statue of Don Manuel Bonilla in Central Park in San Pedro Sula.
He was a general and magistrate of Honduras who was renowned for upholding its laws.
He was a general and magistrate of Honduras who was renowned for upholding its laws.
I noticed that there was a large police presence in San Pedro Sula on the day that I was there.
I noticed that there was a large police presence in San Pedro Sula on the day that I was there.
These heavily armed police were unloading into Central Park from a pickup truck.
These heavily armed police were unloading into Central Park from a pickup truck.
Here the police were lining up before spreading out.
Here the police were lining up before spreading out.
I liked this Mayan art in front of the Hotel Honduras Plaza and the Indian statue.
I liked this Mayan art in front of the Hotel Honduras Plaza and the Indian statue.
My driver pulled over while blocking traffic so that I could take this photo!
My driver pulled over while blocking traffic so that I could take this photo!
View of the exterior of the Museum of Anthropology in San Pedro Sula.
View of the exterior of the Museum of Anthropology in San Pedro Sula.
The museum was founded in 1994 by the Center of pre-Columbian and Historic Studies of Honduras.
The museum was founded in 1994 by the Center of pre-Columbian and Historic Studies of Honduras.
Pre-Columbian pots and bowls on display at the Museum of Anthropology.
Pre-Columbian pots and bowls on display at the Museum of Anthropology.
A room with display cases in the museum.
A room with display cases in the museum.
More pre-Columbian artifacts.
More pre-Columbian artifacts.
An ancient pre-Columbian stone carving of a creature with turtle-like jaws wide open
An ancient pre-Columbian stone carving of a creature with turtle-like jaws wide open
Some Mayan art, perhaps.
Some Mayan art, perhaps.
A replica of a boat that was used by the Spanish conquistadors when coming to Central America.
A replica of a boat that was used by the Spanish conquistadors when coming to Central America.
A painting depicting the arrival of Spanish conquistadors on the shores of Honduras with Indians coming out of the forest.
A painting depicting the arrival of Spanish conquistadors on the shores of Honduras with Indians coming out of the forest.
This painting depicts Spanish conquistadors mingling with some Indians in their village.
This painting depicts Spanish conquistadors mingling with some Indians in their village.
This is a replica of a primitive Indian hut at the Museum of Anthropology.
This is a replica of a primitive Indian hut at the Museum of Anthropology.
The Museum of Anthropology also has some contemporary exhibits such as this 20th century tractor.
The Museum of Anthropology also has some contemporary exhibits such as this 20th century tractor.
While in San Pedro Sula, I saw this sidewalk preacher trying to convert people.
While in San Pedro Sula, I saw this sidewalk preacher trying to convert people.
A lot of people, especially teenagers, like to hang out at the Pasaje Valle shopping center in San Pedro Sula.
A lot of people, especially teenagers, like to hang out at the Pasaje Valle shopping center in San Pedro Sula.