There was much to see and much to photograph in Willemstad, Curaçao. The Queen Juliana Bridge, one of the highest in the world, dominates the skyline in Willemstadt. As a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Curaçao pays homage to Queen Wilhelmina with a monument in Willemstad. In addition to the various queens of the Netherlands, Curaçao also reveres Nena Sanchez, a local artist who was Miss Curaçao in 1966 and was the island’s representative in the Miss Universe Pageant that year. Nena Sanchez is known for painting images of “The Blue Goddess” and street art near Nena’s gallery in Willemstad bears striking resemblance to Nena’s “Blue Goddess”. Finally, the Rif Fort, with walls 1.5 meters thick, was one of several forts built to defend Curaçao.
The Queen Juliana Bridge
SOURCE: The Queen Juliana Bridge (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.
SOURCE: Queen Wilhelmina (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.
The Rif Fort
SOURCE: The Rif Fort (Curaçao, Lesser Antilles); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 28 March 2011.
Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko