Masha. Dominicana. Altos de Chavon

This is is a re-creation of a mediterranean style European village located atop the Chavón River in La Romana, Dominican Republic. The project began in 1976 when the construction of a nearby road and bridge crossing the Chavón River had to be blasted through a mountain of stone. Charles Bludhorn, chairman of Paramount then parent Gulf+Western, had the idea of using the stones to build a sixteenth-century Mediterranean village, similar to some of the architecture found in the capital, Santo Domingo. Construction was completed in the early 1980s. Charles Bluhdorn's daughter, Dominique Bluhdorn, is the current president of this place