Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Curacao

The second stop of our cruise was Curacao one of the ABC islands(along with Aruba and Bonaire) in the Netherlands Antilles.We spent the morning at the beach then toured the shopping area in the afternoon.

Curacao had the most European feel of the islands we visited. You can see by the colourful gabled buildings that they have been heavily influenced by the Dutch in their design. This area has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site.

Another most unique feature of Willemstad is the Queen Emma Floating Pontoon Bridge, that traverses the harbour and totally swings out of the way when a large ship enters.

I'd love to visit here again.



3 comments:

Rosemary said...

The pictures of Willemstad make me want to leave immediately for that colourful warm spot.
How charming looking is the streetscape.

EMTsweeetie said...

OMG Rosanne!! This is sssooo cool! How fun would it have been to have met at San Juan!! lol! Your pictures are gorgeous!!! I might just steal your idea of the slides...they are so neat!! It looks like you had a great time with your family.

Sherry said...

This looks like a very interesting and attractive place to visit!
Think I would like to go there!