A few years ago we were in San Juan, Puerto Rico and I saw this statue of a man holding a small building. Naturally, I had to have a photo of it and find out more about the man and what was up with that little building. The man depicted is Ricardo Alegría who is a famous archaeologist. No, that’s not a typo - he’s not an architect but an archaeologist. Turns out, he was also responsible for the renovation and restoration of Old San Juan. He literally held the city’s future in his hands and fought to keep it's historic character in tack. Due to his efforts to save this architectural treasure, Old San Juan was declared a "Historical World Treasure."
Sunday, February 3, 2008
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