Friday, November 04, 2011

Falmouth, Jamaica Revisited

Upon disembarking our ship in Falmouth, we were captivated by these lively entertainers at the port.

This talented carver displays his wares for people to buy.

In town, not far from the port, is the historical Albert George Marketplace and named after Queen Victoria's grandsons, Albert and George (who later became King George V).
According to internet sources, it was built in 1894, and was the place to be to buy almost anything from produce to slaves. It was refurbished in 1989 and now sells mostly crafts.

Built in 1815, this is the city's town hall and courthouse. It was later destroyed by fire and this replica was built in the 1920's.
There is so much history here and unfortunately, I did not know about them until I did research for this blog post.

This looks like the tax collector's office. I guess no matter where you are, you cannot escape from taxes.

(Note: My first Falmouth post was on October 7th and can be found here).

Have a good weekend,


FilipBlog said...

Looks like fun Jamaica.


Jenny Woolf said...

Lovely to see those blue skies!

betchai said...

love the liveliness and festivity in the images Karen, love those buildings against blue skies too.

rainfield61 said...

You have scared my day with taxes all over where we are.

Louis la Vache said...

hee hee...
Death and taxes...

It must have been an incredible thing to have lived in Britain in Victoria's time. «Louis» understands why some historians consider Churchill to have been "the last Victorian".

Emm said...

How beautiful and sunny it is there. I love their colourful clothing and the architecture too. I am starting to plan future trips more carefully now, trying to learn a bit of language and history beforehand, otherwise as you say, you learn it all on the internet afterwards!