IOTD …. Images of the day, Special Edition …. “Remember the Flag Door in Old San Juan?


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~~August 22, 2016~~ 

THE DOOR IS GOLD NOW

I do not know if this picture is real.

I don’t know if it’s been photo-shopped.

I don’t really want to find out because, in my mind, this is the color it should be now.

If it’s still the original Puerto Rican flag colors or the black and white colors,

it’s still alright.

If it’s really gold, I commend the artist.

The color of the Olympic Medal which Mónica Puig won at the Río 2016 Olympic Games.

She’s a proud Puerto Rican who made the Island vibrate and resonate with her as she accomplished her gold dreams and dedicated her win to her country.

Thank you, Mónica!

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The original story behind the door

By Andrew S. Vargas

 In San Juan’s historic center there is a giant colonial door bearing an image of the Puerto Rican flag.

Known appropriately as “La Puerta de la Bandera,” the mural boldly asserts its presence from the side of an abandoned historical building on a busy commercial strip, where on any given day a gaggle of tourists flashing peace signs can be found taking turns at photos.

Since it was first painted by local artist Rosenda Álvarez four years ago with permission from the building’s owner, La Puerta has emerged as an emblematic fixture of Old San Juan and a symbol of national identity.

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~~July 15, 2016~~ 

THE STORY BEHIND THIS DOOR 

De luto la bandera puertorriqueña en San Juan
La icónica enseña amaneció pintada de blanco y negro

~Julio 5, 2016~

Como una metáfora de lo que ocurre en el País, así se puede calificar el cambio de los colores de la icónica bandera de Puerto Rico que desde hace más de tres años engalana una de las puertas de la calle San José, en el Viejo San Juan, y que esta mañana apareció pintada de blanco y negro.

~SPANISH VERSION~

http://linkis.com/www.elnuevodia.com/n/Qhwfy

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“…. captures the pain felt by Puerto Ricans on the island …. “

After PROMESA ….

It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

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By Andrew S. Vargas

 In San Juan’s historic center there is a giant colonial door bearing an image of the Puerto Rican flag.

Known appropriately as “La Puerta de la Bandera,” the mural boldly asserts its presence from the side of an abandoned historical building on a busy commercial strip, where on any given day a gaggle of tourists flashing peace signs can be found taking turns at photos.

Since it was first painted by local artist Rosenda Álvarez four years ago with permission from the building’s owner, La Puerta has emerged as an emblematic fixture of Old San Juan and a symbol of national identity.

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~~GRAPHICS SOURCE~~ 

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Several weeks ago, surprised visitors and residents of San Juan were greeted by a somber black-and-white re-imagining of the island’s beloved red, white, and blue bandera.

While Álvarez’s latest work seems to evoke a mood of patriotic mourning, Boricuas might also recognize parallels with the defunct Puerto Rican Nationalist Party’s spare black-and-white cross.

For his part, the building’s owner was originally unaware of the changes, but he has since expressed his full support for Álvarez’s decision. The general public, however, was more divided, with some even trying to mobilize fellow islanders to repaint the flag.

To find out more, click on link below.

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http://remezcla.com/culture/san-juan-puerto-rican-flag-painted-black/

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