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Curacao Photos

Curacao is an island in the southern Caribbean Sea, just a few miles off the Venezuelan coast. Its capital is Willemstad. 

Today Curacao has one of the highest standards of living in the Caribbean, with a well-developed infrastructure, and (some) of that economic success must be credited to tourism. 

Of all the islands in the Caribbean, Curacao is one of the most stylish, and certainly, one of the most colorful. 

Curacao Map, 
Map of Caribbean Islands

cruise ship in curacaoOne of many cruise ships that enter the harbor at Willemstad, Curacao throughout the year. 

street colors in curacaoThe colors of Curacao are so pleasing to the eye.

curacaoThe now colorful gabled buildings that line the Willemstad, Curacao harbor were once all white. In 1817, the local governor complained that the sun's glare off the buildings gave him a headache, so he ordered them painted. What a great decision that was! 

casino oin curacaoCuracao is a tropical island, and palm trees are everywhere. However, this local casino had two (fake) palms framing its entrance. It seemed somewhat strange to me. 

harbor bridge curacaoWhen cruise ships enter the harbor at St. Anna Bay, the Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge swings open to let them in. When no ships are in the harbor, the bridge helps move people across the harbor. 

alley building in curacaoThis is a typical narrow street in Willemstad, the capital of Curacao 

Doctor Moises Frumencio da Costa GomezThis striking statue in the city center is of Doctor Moises Frumencio da Costa Gomez, the former prime minister of the Netherlands Antilles. He played a major role in the island's fight for autonomy from the Netherlands.

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