The Buildings of Willemstad, Curaçao

Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, is a tourist’s delight.  The streets are clean and bright and the buildings beg to be photographed.  A canal splits Willemstad in half and, along the canal, Handelskade Street is home to brightly colored buildings with red tile roofs.  Many of the buildings are very old and have been repeatedly renovated through the years.  The Governor’s Palace faces the canal.  A short distance away, De Tempel, the former Tempel Emanu-El, now houses the Counsel for Prosecution.  Opportunities for shopping abound in the neighborhood, with the electronics store Boolchand’s and La Casa Amarilla, purveyor of fragrances and cosmetics, just two of the choices.

Handelskade Street

Handelskade Street

SOURCE:  Handelskade Street (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

The Governor's Palace

The Governor’s Palace

SOURCE:  The Governor’s Palace (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

De Tempel

De Tempel

SOURCE:  De Tempel (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

Boolchand's and La Casa Amarilla

Boolchand’s and La Casa Amarilla

SOURCE:  Boolchand’s and La Casa Amarilla (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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