WAR AND PEACE
Image Credit & Copyright: Jesse L. Summers of http://www.jesselsummers.com. CLICK image for larger view and look below for information and links.
This beautiful capture comes from the incredible photographer, Jesse L. Summers and it’s called “War and Peace.” Off the coast of Puerto Rico, on Culebra Island lies the violent remains of history in the form of an American WWII tank resting now in peace on Flamenco Beach.
In preparation for WWII the United States began using the Culebra Archipelago as a gunnery and bombing range. After serving the U.S. and its Allies effectively through the decades the people of Culebra protested to return peace to their island in what was known as the “Navy-Culebra Protests.” In 1975 the U.S. NAVY granted the requests of the people and returned the island to them, effectively ceasing all bombing and targeting of the area.
Today this horseshoe shaped paradise boasts its fair share of tourism due to its beautiful sites, sands and blue hued oceanscapes. I hope you enjoy this image and with all the images I post I hope you truly appreciate the work, time and financial effort that these photographers incur to capture shots like this. Look below for more of Jesse’s links and prepare to be awed.
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