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Antigua. P.2.

mff • 5 minutes read • October 6th, 2015


is the largest and most developed of the two Islands of the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda.

Shirley Heights on Sunday evenings hosts parties for tourists, set on a historic mountain with a breathtaking view of the English Harbour. Watching the sunset is the perfect end to the day: 

The views are awesome from every angle:

Shirley Heights offers great photo opportunities of the English Harbour Antigua, an area that most travelers highlight from their stay on 

the island of Antigua

Nelson's Dockyard in the English Harbour is the British military base (and shipyard) of the 18th - 19th centuries, allowing the British to keep control of the Caribbean Sea for the purposes of trade. The dockyard was built by the namesake, Admiral Horatio Nelson. It is remarkable that the structure has lasted to this day:

On the other side of

St. John’s

, roughly 174 square miles (281 square km) of the area of Antigua, Antigua island is home to several monuments from the colonial era.

Azerbaijan forever!

Antigua Sailing Week is held here.

The ruins of local shops and cafés for tourists.

There are a lot of old forts in Antigua; abandoned weapons rust in the rain.

Fort James near St. John's

The island's economy controlled politics and the history. Sugar production was the basis of the colonial economy of Antigua and operated as the ‘face’ of the Islands, as well as events throughout the Caribbean between 1600-1800. In terms of the sugar cane trade, the Wadadli island Indians (the Caribs) were destroyed, the Jungles were brought to naught, slaves were bought and sugar cane mills were built. mills for sugar cane were built, which are still commonly found in the Caribbean

Wadadli today has nothing left except a local brand of beer.


When the sugar industry died, nature took its toll and the old plantations were overgrown, resulting in a 'secondary forest' - thickets of thorn acacia (in the center of the picture is the sugar cane mill).

Coconut trees lines the beaches and in some places there are preserved areas of jungle, home to lianas and symbionts, but the real face of the Caribbean 'greenery' is spiteful acacia, through which you can't make your way without a machete. 

The branches below cover the entirety of the Caribbean.

Old mills that have survived the colonial era are either abandoned or reconstructed to adapt to the tourist industry.

Locals in the area don't like to be photographed.

This local was the exception:

Men in this part of the West Indies wear hats made wool or nylon tights. You can buy them in the Housewares Department of the local supermarkets. 

November 1 - Antigua and Barbuda celebrates their Independence Day, although the nominal head of state is still Queen of England).

The most visible of the festivities are in the heart of the capital on Independence Day. On this day, the avenue is blocked and turned into a market.

Vendors sell drinks of chipped ice and mango/blueberry/ginger/coconut syrup, without rum because there is no alcohol served during the day:

A bottle of water costs EC$1 (0,4 US$)

As a former British colony, police vehicles maintain the English blue and white checkered pattern, or blue-white-yellow checkers (as in Australia, Bahrain, the island of St. Helena or Jersey).

Some of the roads of Antigua:

Casino Riviera

C 4391

DJ's provide the entertainment here at Cecilia's cafe. The cafe is owned by a Swedish expatriate; dinner is only once a week and you can get there by turning past the fuel base to the industrial area of the airport. 
Author: MFF
Translated by: Gian Luka

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