The history of San Juan begins a long time before its official foundation, in 1493, during his second voyage, Christopher Columbus landed in Puerto Rico. He named the island "San Juan Bautista", in honor of John the Baptist. But was not until 1508, that the Spanish government appointed Juan Ponce de León as the first governor of the island. He founded the original settlement in Caparra, now known as Pueblo Viejo, behind the almost land-locked harbor just to the west of the present metropolitan area and the city quickly became Spain's most important military outpost in the Caribbean. A year later, the original settlement was relocated to a nearby coastal islet (to the site of what is now called Old San Juan) and named Puerto Rico (Rich Port). Sometime during the 1520s, confusion over the names led to a switch, the island took the name of Puerto Rico and the town became San Juan.
Today, Puerto Rico is a haven for kicking off your shoes, being a foodie, and relaxation.
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I am a fine art photographer from Texas. Every image is my own photography. Over the years I perfected the art of adding mixed media additions to my photography- giving my images a timeless feel appropriate for display in homes and beautiful spaces. I collaborate with designers on artwork that finishes their extraordinary designs.
Years of inspired travel sent me toward my niche: design.
Every design on which I collaborate is highly customized and personalized for individual clients. I am most proud of my collaborative process with designers and decorators.
I produce my art pieces in extra large sizes, FYI which are sometimes difficult to source.
What you'll see here are my photographs by destination, also presented by decor type, meant to provide a taste for what is possible when we begin to work together.
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