The “C” of the ABC Islands — Curaçao


Curaçao

Curaçao

Saturday found us in one of my favorite photo destinations — the picturesque and unique UNESCO Heritage site of Willemstad on the Caribbean island of Curaçao.  Ursula and I have visited this charming place several times in the past, but I look forward to revisiting it every time.

Curaçao Panorama

Curaçao Panorama

From the cruise terminal one walks through the expected shopping areas, but these shops are decidedly high-end.  After that you cross a floating bridge to Willemstad’s Old Town.  That pontoon bridge is designed to swing the entire structure to the New Town side of the main waterway so as to allow passage of large ships.

Curaçao Foot Bridge

Pontoon Foot Bridge

Once you arrive to the Old Town you’ll find charming fishing boats floating on glassy, reflective waters as the fishermen sell their fresh catches at the local fish and produce market.  Meander through the streets and you’ll find great little cafés with internet access, fun shops of all types, and wonderful little restaurants.  But more importantly you’ll find picture opportunities at every corner.

Fishing Boat

Fishing Boat

Because of all these opportunities, I’ll be devoting two full days of this week’s blogs to Willemstad.

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One response to “The “C” of the ABC Islands — Curaçao

  1. David K. Williams

    Looks quite pleasant.