Nouméa Cathedral and Chinatown


Nouméa Cathedral

Nouméa Cathedral

Now for some points of interest from our foot journey around Nouméa, capital city of New Caledonia.  One of those sights is Nouméa Saint Joseph Cathedral.  And while it may not look very opulent by European standards on the outside . . .

Nouméa Cathedral

Nouméa Cathedral

. . . it is nevertheless impressive on the inside:

Nouméa Cathedral

Nouméa Cathedral

Nouméa Cathedral

Nouméa Cathedral

Northwest of Nouméa Cathedral is Nouméa’s weekend gathering place, the Place des Cocotiers, or Coconut Square.  Place des Cocotiers is a large, lush central-city park.

Place Des Cocotiers

Place Des Cocotiers

Your foot tour will also reveal some exquisite examples of colonial-style architecture with sweeping verandas.

Colonial architecture

Ursula and I also found the shops quite charming and often colorful.

Nouméa store

Nouméa store

The foot route from Place des Cocotiers to Port Moselle will take you through Nouméa Polynesia Chinatown.

Nouméa Polynésia Chinatown

Nouméa Polynésia Chinatown

You’ll know it when you get there.  The entrance is quite unmistakable.

Nouméa Polynésia Chinatown

Nouméa Polynésia Chinatown

It couldn’t be better marked.  You also find here a statue dedicated to Vietnamese immigrants

Chân Dăng Vietnamese statue

Chân Dăng Vietnamese statue

Of course, Chinatown anywhere wouldn’t be Chinatown if it were festooned with colorful lanterns and other bright adornments.

Nouméa Polynésia Chinatown

Nouméa Polynésia Chinatown

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