Walking the streets of Papeete affords the photographer with much to capture. The image above in the Mairie, or City Hall, and it was modeled after the old Royal Palace, which was demolished back in the 1960s. Here’s a close-up of the tiled roof, cupola, and colonial-style dormers:
There were some pretty interesting automobiles about, as well. Here’s a car barely larger than the diminutive scooter parked alongside it:
The Notre-Dame Cathedral of Papeete is a surprisingly small yet charming building not far from the cruise ship dock:
The streets of Papeete offer some colorful street art:
There’s some interesting street photography for the taking, such as this outdoor café:
I’ll end today’s tour of Papeete with a look at the Marché de Papeete (Municipal Market). It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but don’t be deceived:
Inside you’ll find a massive, two-story marketplace filled with fruit, vegetables, fish and meats, and stalls offering everything from hats and clothes to leather purses and jewelry. There are also places to kick back and enjoy a drink or a light meal, as well.