Southern Caribbean Cruising — ABC Islands; Curaçao Green Spaces and Street Art


Dushi has many meanings in Curaçao, but when you see it alone, such as in the signage above, it means nice. And nice is indeed a fitting description for the visitor to this wonderfully charming World Heritage Site in Curaçao. Willemstad, the capital city of Curaçao, is a marvelous blend of charming architecture and bright colors that will delight the photographer or casual observer at every turn.

Italian colors for an Italian treat

Street art is everywhere here, and by that I am not referring to graffiti for there is little evidence of that anywhere to be found.

True street art on a back alley

Even the local bars and cafés get in on the act:

Monster iguana at the Iguana Café

The main streets are awash in rainbow colors:

The view on Breedestraat

But the cafés serving the green space between Breedestraat and Hanchi Snoa interject a little humor as well:

Eat Here or We Both Starve

By the way, this green space is a fun, wide pedestrian street with much to see:

Green space between Breedestraat and Hanchi Snoa

Another small but park-like space is located on a back street nearby, but for the life of me I cannot recall exactly where. You’ll know when you see The Gold World near this café:

A charming café

The green wall to the left of the image above has some fun street art as well, a portion of which I’ll show on this week’s Fun Photo Friday. Wherever it is, my photo time stamp places it about five minutes’ walk from this neat bell-ringing display on Breedestraat:

23 Breedestraat; Puts on a nice show every hour

I’ll leave you today with these images from Willemstadt:

Слава Україні! (Slava Ukraini!)

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One response to “Southern Caribbean Cruising — ABC Islands; Curaçao Green Spaces and Street Art

  1. Judy briley

    Sure wish we had not chosen Spain. We now have covid’mmmmmoh happy day