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St. Vincent. P.1.

mff • 4 minutes read • October 5th, 2015
The island of Saint Vincent.

The popular 'Lonely Planet' travel guide describes Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as beautiful beaches, nature, and children on remote Islands of the country, almost ignoring its capital 


. For those people who are fond of cities, there's nothing cooler than Kingstown.

Actually, Kingstown is an incredibly beautiful town. It looks like one of the colonial capitals of the Empire at the peak of English rule.


Kingstown Police Headquarters:

Central square still looks like on the postcard of the Royal Mail in the 40s:


has been perfectly preserved - if tomorrow colonialists in cork helmets will enter the harbor on the boat, they won't notice anything strange.



The town is guarded by a very beautiful Fort Charlotte (1763-1806):

Vendor and police:

Everything is very similar to neighboring Antigua and Barbuda, Grenada, Barbados and St. Lucia, but there are unique local characteristics.

Yellow Corner Café.
Special colonial wooden awnings against the sun:

Cobbled streets and houses with arcades over the sidewalks:

Unique neo-Gothic Catholic Cathedral of Saint Mary:

Methodist and Anglican Cathedrals are just as big but not as impressive in terms of architecture.
The territory with the tower is not a concentration camp but the Central market. I didn't understand what such convex tower was for (also a very typical local wheelbarrow):

The market spills onto the streets of the town (Digicel!):

Students waiting for the bus home:

The only person on St. Vincent who loves to be photographed free of charge:

The cemetery on the outskirts of colonial St. Vincent now moved to the center.

If there's any reason to get on the plane, then only for towns like 



I'm leaving Kingstown, but my heart will stay there forever.

To be continued.
Author: MFF
Translated by: Gian Luka

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