Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Colors of St. Kitts

Our visit to St. Kitts introduced us to the giant Saman tree at the Romney Manor Botanical Gardens
Hanging Lobster Claw
Romney Manor
Caribell Batik at Romney Manor
15th century foundation still remains at Romney Manor Romney once owned by Sam Jefferson II, the great great great grandfather of Thomas Jefferson (3rd President of U.S.A.)
Rose in the gardens and the 400 year old tree behind her
About this incredible tree
Downtown Basseterre, St. Kitts: The city of Basseterre skirts a 2-mile (3.2 km) bay on the southwestern shore of St. Kitts, Basseterre Bay. The city lies within the large Basseterre Valley, almost completely surrounded by lush green hills and mountains. It is primarily low-lying, which is one explanation for the name which the French gave unto it, as Basseterre translates to "low land" in English. However, the name Basseterre is also due to the fact that the island is on the lee of winds of the island, and is thus a safe anchorage.
Where the cruise ship passengers shop
Stopping for roti at Miss Mem's Kitchen 
Independence Square: The city of Basseterre has one of the most tragic histories of any Caribbean capital, destroyed many times by colonial wars, fire, earthquakes, floods, riots and hurricanes. Despite all of this, a considerable number of well-restored buildings still exist in downtown Basseterre.

Caribelle Batik pareo's drying on the line 
Batik prints in the making
I can see Chris in this shirt, can you?
 
Troubadour visited St. Kitts April 10 & 11, 2012
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