Caribbean Architecture Photos
This is Part 1 of 2 featuring architecture of the southern Caribbean which we visited on our recent cruise. Part 1 focuses on churches and public buildings. I hope you enjoy.
Sacre’ Coeur de la Balata in Fort de France Martinique is an exact scale replica of Sacre’ Coeur Basilica on Montmartre in Paris. It sits high above the city and offers wonderful views of the bay
St. Mary’s Cayon with Christ Church may not be the most architecturally interesting structure, but does have historical significance. James Ramsay came to St. Kitts to minister to slaves here from 1763 through 1766. He would become an important British abolitionist who met with and influenced William Wilberforce and Prime Minister William Pitt.
The Shoelcher Library in Fort de France, Martinique was first built in Paris in 1889. It was then shipped piece by piece to Martinique where it was reconstructed. It is named after the Martinique abolitionist Victor Schoelcher.
I hope you have enjoyed this look into the wonderful southern Caribbean architecture. Part 2 will follow with photos of residential and commercial areas of the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean.