Puerto Rico

The Puerto Rico plate is a favorite of mine because of the riot of color on its face and because I know so little about Puerto Rico, its even slightly educational! How awesome is that? So let’s learn a bit about Puerto Rico together, shall we?

El Morro

El Morro or Port San Juan Light, is a lighthouse built atop the walls of Fort San Felipe del Morro in Old San Juan. It was the first lighthouse built in Puerto Rico. The lighthouse was damaged by American artillery fire during the Spanish American war, but was rebuilt in 1908.

Playa De Luquillo

The bit of art here that represents Playa de Luquillo doesn’t nearly do this place justice.  I like the way this looks much better. This beach is a big favorite with tourists.

Playa De Luquillo

Plaza de Colon

Plaza de Colón (Columbus square) was renamed in 1893 to honor Christopher Columbus on the 400th anniversary of his discovery of Puerto Rico. Bronze tablets at the pedestal of the Columbus statue record important episodes in the explorer’s life.

The other points of interest seem pretty self-explanatory: The University of Puerto Rico, The International Airport and the Capital building are all represented in full color. Once again, its the vibrant, exotic colors that make this plate one of my favorites.