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Re: Art of Puerto Rico?

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Sun, 24 Oct 1999 22:33:05 EDT

Yes, Ricky Ricardo was from Cuba, however Ricky Martin is from Puerto Rico.
My husband worked in PR for a couple of years awhile back & we visited him
many times. (Our kids were with me in Georgia & in high school & college).
Check out the Galleria Botello in San Juan. You might find something there.
There are many others but I have no connections. Ask your kids about the
"Santos". These are statues carved by farmers, because they could not afford
alter figures of their special Biblical saints. They also make colorful masks
to wear at their many festivals. The Architecture is very colorful (Easter
egg colors) and Mediterranean style. There is a rain forest in El Yunque on
the Caribbean side of the island. San Juan is located on the Atlantic side.
Christopher was the first European to discover PR, but Indians had been there
for thousands of years prior. Ponce de Leon was the first Governor of the
colony. He went in search of the Fountain of Youth, when he discovered
Florida. Returning from his second trip to Fl. he was killed by Indians. The
unofficial mascot of P.R is the Coqui Frog. Only the mail makes the cute
sound. Guess I better stop. Good luck.
Janice Jarreau