Santo Domingo Circa 1956

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This was posted to Facebook today, an image of the Embajador Hotel in 1956. Nothing but empty land around it.

SANTO DOMINGO / 1956
Vista panorámica del Hotel El Embajador y su entorno.
Al fondo de la imagen se observa el conjunto de edificaciones de La Feria de la Paz y Confraternidad del mundo Libre y las costas del Mar Caribe.
Ciudad Trujillo . R.D
Imagen del año 1956
Fuente : AGN.
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https://www.facebook.com/imagenesde...660898769285/1472707382764627/?type=3&theater

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This reminds me of this video of Casandra Damirón.

[video=youtube;c23TEuMQXYA]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c23TEuMQXYA[/video]
 

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Anyone remember the Teatro Agua Luz on the Malecon in SD? We spent a New Year's Eve there, dancing under the stars for hours. Photo from 1955

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For some reason this place and the fountain on the Malecon and Maximo Gomez are always of interest to me. I'd love to see the plans for Agua y Luz work out.
 

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For some reason this place and the fountain on the Malecon and Maximo Gomez are always of interest to me. I'd love to see the plans for Agua y Luz work out.
Mr. AE 'thinks' that Miguel Vargas Maldonado owns it now.....wonders what will become of it.
 

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Mr. AE 'thinks' that Miguel Vargas Maldonado owns it now.....wonders what will become of it.
I could be wrong, but I think Miguel is the owner of the construction company that wants to rent and rehabilitate it.

Some folks aren't too happy about it.

http://www.7dias.com.do/portada/201...atro-agua-luz-miguel-vargas.html#.WbgWf7KGNEY

But then again, those plans include a big hotel complex, so it's certainly possible he did get it.

The guy has more money that the govt. thanks to his past dealings and his patrimony.
 

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Rather than creating a new thread for this, I'll put them here.

These are quick videos taken in Santo Domingo streets in the later half of the XX century.

Avenida Independencia (by Independence Park), driving down Calle El Conde (wasn't yet a pedestrian street), and ending at the intersection with Calle Palo Hincado where Puerta del Conde is located; 1972.

Avenida John F Kennedy, 1972.

Plaza La Trinitaria, 1991.
 
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Avenida del Puerto and Avenida México, 1995.

View of Bella Vista (El Embajador Hotel) from the Centro de los Héroes, Cámara de Cuentas area before the overpasses were built, and Plaza La Trinitaria, 1991.

Avenida Duarte and helicopter view of the Colonial Zone, 1991.

Part of Autopista Las Américas and arriving into the capital, 1986.
 
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Not of Santo Domingo, but still old Dominican Republic. The Santo Cerro area (north of La Vega) stretch of the Carretera Duarte (expanded to the current 4 lanes autopista in the 1990s). Ends at Paso de Moca where today there is an overpass, 1986.

El Monumento area of Santiago, 1986.

Sosúa Beach, Puerto Plata's Teleférico, Gurabo (then rural area of Santiago, today much is built up), Río San Juan and more Gurabo, 1986.
 
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Some of my favorite pictures are the ones of the area where Nunez de Caceres is now, and Abraham Lincoln, Churchill and where Avenida Luperon is now.

When I first came here those were all pretty much rural areas.

Simpler times.
 
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