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Puerto Rico Then  free pdf Known for its exotic exports, including sofrito, rum, coffee, and Rita Moreno, Puerto Rico exudes Old World charm. Experience this captivating Caribbean island in "Puerto Rico Then and Now." Through pairs of past and present photographs, you'll see Puerto Rico's beloved landmarks like you've never seen them before. Puerto Rico is rich in colonial architecture--note the city walls, fortifications, cobblestone streets, hanging balconies, and plazas found throughout Old San Juan, Puerto Rico's distinctive, historical center. Tour La Fortaleza, which once housed Puerto Rico's stores of gold and silver. Over the years, it survived an attack by Sir Francis Drake, earthquakes, tsunamis, and many hurricanes. Today, La Fortaleza is the governor's mansion--the world's oldest such residence in continuous use. Visit Casa Blanca, the ancestral home of Juan Ponce de Leon, Puerto Rico's first governor. The Ponce de Leon family lived here for more than 250 years- today its patio and gardens are highlights of the Casa Blanca museum. Revisit the beloved Castillo Valdez, built by the founders of Cerveceria India--one of Puerto Rico's favorite breweries. Legend has it that Senor Valdez passed out cold beers to locals when the Castillo was demolished to make way for a modern Hilton hotel.

About Jorge Rigau

Architect Jorge Rigau graduated from Cornell University and holds a Master's degree in History from the University of Puerto Rico. He directed the Department of Cultural Affairs for that institution and the Student Arts League of San Juan. First Executive Director of the Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico, Rigau has practiced his profession since 1980, having been elevated to Fellow status by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2000. As one of the finest researchers of turn-of-the-century architecture in the Hispanic Caribbean, Rigau has authored the books Puerto Rico 1900 (1992) and Havana/LaHabana (1994). For years, he has been a newspaper critic, having produced a number of writings, articles and projects that have received local and international awards. For more than a decade, Rigau has directed innumerable research and built projects, most related to architecture, urbanism and conservation in the Antilles.

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Author : Jorge Rigau
Publisher : Thunder Bay Press
Data Published : 19 May 2009
ISBN : 1592239412
EAN : 9781592239412
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 144 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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