|Copyright: JC Ramos (jramos)
|Date Taken: 2009-06-20|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot S50|
|Exposure: f/4, 1/1000 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2009-11-06 15:57|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|La Cruceta El Vigía - a 100-foot-tall cross located atop Vigia Hill in Ponce, Puerto Rico.|
The cross sits at the same spot on Vigia Hill where early Spanish settlers once looked out for merchant ships and would-be invaders, including marauding pirates. In 1801, the settlers built a much smaller cross made of two intersecting tree trunks where an observer would constantly watch the sea and the city's port, raising different flags to either notify local merchants of incoming trade ships or alert military authorities of possible threats (a replica of this wooden cross now sits behind the current monument).
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