Willemstad, Curacao

Willemstad is the charming capital of Curacao.  The architecture is Dutch and the pretty pastel colored buildings can’t help but make you smile!

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We took a Segway tour! It takes just a few minutes to get the hang of it and is so much fun! We wandered all over town. You can cover a lot of distance pretty quickly.

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Here’s the front and back of the Governor’s Palace,

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City Hall and Curacao’s flag.

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There is a Floating Market. 

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An important landmark of Willemstad is the Queen Emma Bridge, a floating pedestrian bridge that spans the Anna Bay.  It swings open over 20 times each day to allow ships to pass through to the port. 

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Our ship stayed on the outside.  It may not have fit under the next bridge.

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The waterfront is picturesque and it’s an especially nice place for a break.

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Our walk back to the ship took us past a tall fence decorated with large paintings.  They capture the feel of this island.

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It’s easy to see why the people here feel…..

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DSC03637 C  May we all feel the same! 

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Gracia's Travels is a photo blog. I always take too many pictures on trips so I justify my compulsion with this blog! The blog is mostly photos - they tell the best part of the story. Please contact me if you would like to use any of my photos.
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7 Responses to Willemstad, Curacao

  1. The Pal Guy says:

    Great photos of such a colourful place. I have read a lot about Curacao and I think it is a place in the Caribbean that I would love to visit. It is like a hybrid of Dutch and Caribbean culture. Thanks for sharing.

  2. promisem says:

    We just went to Curacao in February and spent a few days in Willemstad. You have very nice photos!

  3. Bill Chance says:

    Beautiful photographs of a place I knew nothing about. Another spot I now want to visit.

    Thanks for sharing.

  4. mac says:

    Great pictures! Enjoy every moment of your travels together.

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