Saturday, February 8, 2020

Antigua 6.Colourful St John's

St. John’s, one of the oldest towns in the Caribbean,  was originally built after the French invasion of 1666 and is laid out in a grid pattern leading towards the busy harbor. Fires  in 1769 and 1841 destroyed many of the original buildings, but there are still many buildings over 150 years old with diverse architecture including Georgian and Victorian buildings. Today it is a town of contrasts between the luxury cruise ships and passengers that visit the bustling tourist trading areas and the local folk with their markets and slower pace of life. We concentrated our time with the latter aspect.

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