Old San Juan: Live An Adventure In A Far Off, But Not To Distant Land
- Sales Rank:6,500,106
- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Number Of Items:1
- Shipping Weight (lbs):6.1
- Dimensions (in):8 x 10 x 0.3
- Publication Date:July 18, 2008
This book has it all. Over 130 images, maps to find your way around, and first hand helpful information to make Old San Juan, its rich heritage, culture, and people come to life. Old San Juan is not only the oldest city under the American flag, but an architectural treasure unmatched in the western hemisphere. Built by the Spanish conquistadors to protect their treasure fleet, the walled city has over four-hundred sixteenth and seventeenth-century Spanish colonial structures, two world-renowned forts, four plazas, Roman-like fountains, and blue cobble-stoned streets. Within the walls that in the past nobly defended this city is a universally recognized urban habitat honored as a World Heritage Site with more history than a person can absorb in a lifetime. Searching for a place to live an adventure, this book will tell you how to enjoy an expatriate life in a dramatic setting whose scale supports the human experience. For those readers are planning a visit, the book is full of both history and up-to-date insights on the place and the people. An account that only someone with a perspective, such as the author, who as a practicing architect resided there could possibly share. With stories of swashbuckling pirates and buccaneers, colonial empire building, and world power conquests, he conveys an image of how life in Old San Juan is not unlike living in a Hollywood epic movie set.
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