Tuesday, 18 December 2012

General Impressions of St. John’s, Antigua

St. John’s is the capital of Antigua. The city is offering tourists some shopping opportunities but everything is expensive. Probably they want to make money the fast way and expect that people will only come once to their island. We have to admit that the local drawings and paintings were attractive. In the city you see several pirate images which is a popular topic since the Disney hit movies of “Pirates of the Caribbean”.

Also here the churches are in a poor state. The cathedral has been destroyed several times by earthquakes and hurricanes. A little bit outside the capital, the nature is amazing. Just have a look at the bay in the last three pictures.

St. John’s is de hoofdstad van Antigua. De stad biedt toeristen mogelijkheden tot winkelen maar alles is er duur. Waarschijnlijk wil men er snel veel geld verdienen aan rijke toeristen die toch maar één keer het eiland bezoeken. We moeten echter toegeven dat de tekeningen en schilderwerken er kleurrijk en fris uitzagen. In de stad zie je verschillende beeltenissen en poppen van piraten wat een populair onderwerp is sinds de Disney film successen van “Pirates of the Caribbean”. 

Ook hier zijn de kerken in slechte staat. De kathedraal werd verschillende keren vernietigd door aardbevingen en orkaneCn. Enkele kilometers buiten de hoofdstad is de natuur adembenemend, oordeel zelf op de laatste drie foto’s.. 
 
St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

St. John's Antigua

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Previous General Impressions article: General Impressions of “Spice Island”, St. George’s, Grenada

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14 comments:

  1. voor de architectuur moet je er duidelijk niet gaan, anderzijds in de natuur prachtig...

    wel jammer van de vernietigende natuurkrachten ...

    groeten

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  2. mooie reeks
    kleurig en fleurig is het daar

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  3. Van de kleurrijke drukte in 't stad, naar de stilte in de natuur... Ach, Filip...
    Lie(f)s.

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  4. They have to do hardly work.

    Beutiful fotos.
    Greetings
    orvokki

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  5. Looks like a lot of selling going on. I love that last plant, whatever it is. Hope Kristel did not have to walk the plank!

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  6. Beautiful photos of the lovely carribean! Such a dream site. We did find though, when we visited here, alot of poverty, and definitely prices were high!

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  7. Great pictures, I have to laugh at the one who was Johnny Depp in the movie...not such a great hairdo- but cool anyway. It sure looks like a beautiful day there, with the best cotton candy floating clouds!

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  8. Aloha from Waikiki, my Friend
    Comfort Spiral
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  9. Beautiful photos of the lovely Caribbean! Such a dream site. We did find though, when we visited here, a lot of poverty, and definitely prices were high!

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  10. Looks peaceful and not many people about. Pity about the Churches but we have no say regarding nature.

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  11. De natuur is er inderdaad schitterend. Piratenkostuumpje gekocht Filip? Kan je de grote veroveraar spelen :)
    Mooie zicht op de kerken en de kleurrijke schilderijtjes!

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  12. Leuk de bonte schilderijen en natuurlijk de rest ook, zoals altijd. Je maakt altijd een mooie afwisselende keuze van foto's. Groetjes, Dietmut

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