La Fortaleza

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© Charlena Cavender
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UploadedSeptember 23, 2012
TakenSeptember 14, 2010
MakeNikon Corporation
Exposure1/320 sec at f/22
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
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The first defense of San Juan, La Fortaleza was built by the Spanish in the 16th century to guard against attack by French, English, and Dutch pirates. Largely burned by a Dutch force in 1625, it was rebuilt and enlarged within 15 years. It has surved as the residence of the island’s Governors for more than 400 years. Listed, along with San Juan National Historic Site, on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, December 6, 1983.

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico appropriated $4.5 million for roof repair and upgrading of AC and electrical systems, which was completed in early 2004.

I shot this from the ship.

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  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    Fabulous shot well spotted

  • carmen rugel

    carmen rugel (Deleted) gave props (23 Sep 2012):

    very beautiful shot!!

  • Luis Torres

    Luis Torres gave props (27 Mar 2013):

    Great shot! The actual name of the structure is Castillo San Felipe del Morro named in honor of King Felipe II of Spain.

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