National Geographic : 1940 Oct
510 The National Geographic Magazine /. \ At Noon Cartagena's Narrow Streets Offer Little Protection from the Tropic Sun Because overhanging balconies cut off little glare, the midday siesta is a physical necessity. Cartagena is one of the best preserved of the old Spanish fortified cities in the Americas. Its tile roofs, churches, cobblestoned plazas, open carriages, and ponderous walls recall the days when the fort was a colonial outpost of Spain.