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Photo Samples, Carribbean Islands

Grenada, Tobago, St. Vincent, Antigua, Barbados, St. Kitts & Nevis, Dominica

 

To most people, the Carribbean islands are a bunch of beautiful sandy beaches, surrounded by crystal clear water; a true Bounty Land with nothing but happy people. In many ways, this is true, and to make things even better, the people of the islands are just as beautiful. A friendly and colourful bunch of happy-go-lucky people to whom stress must be a town in Siberia. Heavy ganja smoking and lots of beer seems to be the rule of the day.

As usual, all photos are © Claus Qvist Jessen, and none of them may be used without my permission.

It's probably a great and luxurious experience to join one of the America cruise ships. The sad thing is that 6,000 expensive passengers in one day completely destroys the local society. Saint Georges, Grenada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The most scenic of all major towns in the Carribbean: Saint Georges of Grenada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Old English gun from the Fort George of Saint Georges of Grenada, overlooking the Carribbean. This fort was originally built by the French. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Sunday painting of the streets; Saint Georges, Grenada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The Catholic Cathedral of Saint Georges, Grenada, after the arrival of the 2004 Hurricane. Here, four years later, nothing had been rebuilt. © Claus Qvist Jessen

According to local sources, the River Antoine Distillery of northern Grenada is the oldest rum destillery of the Carribbean. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Cheers! One of many small and very friendly bars in the Carribbean; here at Grenville on the eastern coast of Grenada. Unlike the capital of St. Georges, Grenville is completelt devout of tourists. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Fish market; Grenville, Grenada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Cinnamon for sale; Grenville, Grenada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Everything can be eaten, including these ferret-like bush animals, of course properly cooked; Sauteurs, Grenada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

A living piece of history! Elderly gentleman of Sauteurs Village, Granada. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The cathedral of Basseterre, capital of Saint Kitts & Nevis.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

The most fantastic building of the Lesser Antilles: The old English fortress of Brimstone Castle, Saint Kitts Island, Saint Kitts & Nevis.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

A couple of antique guns, Brimstone Castle, Saint Kitts Island.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

"Jah bless your ice cream!" Ice cream parlour, Basseterre Town, St. Kitts Island. © Claus Qvist Jessen

All over the Carribbean, stranded ships show the signs of the hurricanes of the past. Here at Nevis Island. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The forest has won the battle! Stranded car on Nevis Island.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

Local fisherman helping with the landing a huge sting-ray, caught with a small piece of fish bait, right off the beach - by me! Weight unknown (approx. 40-50 lbs.+), and happily, the big fish was released after a couple of minutes above water. Nevis Island. © Claus Qvist Jessen

One of the few plants to be grown and cultivated on the Carribbean islands: Cotton; here from the east coast of Nevis Island, the kid brother in the tiny country of Saint Kitts & Nevis. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Another happy "cheers"! The favourite local bar of Nevis Island
 © Claus Qvist Jessen

Catch of the day, salary of the month! Lobsters are still highly sought-after and therefore somewhat endangered all over the region; Nevis Island, St. Kitts & Nevis. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The lazy life of the Carribbean tourists, Bequia Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines. © Claus Qvist Jessen

There are still seven species of sea turtles on earth, but their numbers are rapidly dwindling. They need a lot of help, such as this 3 month old Atlantic green turtle at the Turtle Breeding Center of Bequia Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Fighting the hunger. Barbecue at Bequia Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines. © Claus Qvist Jessen

These guys are serious! No garbage dumping on Bequia Island, St. Vincent & The Grenadines. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Enjoying the world; Scarborough Market, Tobago, Trinidad-Tobago.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

Most Rastafaris cover their impressive hair inside a huge "sock", making them look a bit like a beehive; Scarborough, Tobago. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Rastaman doing the car-wash. Unlike i.e. Belize, the Rastafaris of the Lesser Antilles are quite willing to work and, very nice, quite friendly to the tourists, here in Scarborough, the capital of Tobago.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

Parlatouvier Bay from above; NW Tobago. © Claus Qvist Jessen

No dumping - apart from fishing lines, of course! Parlatouvier, NW Tobago. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Apart from a few soccer addicts, the main game of the region is cricket, and the school kids spend most of their spare time throwing fast balls or defending fragile witckets with wooden bats. Parlatouvier, NW Tobago. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The national sport of the southern part of Tobago: The annual "goat race". Buccoo, Trinidad & Tobago. © Claus Qvist Jessen

A closer look on a race goat; Buccoo, Trinidad & Tobago. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Happy wall painting, St. Johns, Antigua. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Anglican church; St. Johns, Antigua. © Claus Qvist Jessen

All over the Carribbean (and all of West Africa, too!), the women seem to spend most of their time doing their hair. Here at a hairdresser, St. Johns, Antigua. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Nelsons Dockyard; English Harbour, Antigua. © Claus Qvist Jessen

English Harbour, Antigua; most likely the highest concentration of expensive yachts anywhere in the Carribbean. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Rosaeau, capital of Dominica, is one of the most ramshackle and photogenic towns of the entire Carribbean. All of the town is made of wood, and frequently strong colours are used. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Carribbean sunset, Roseau, Dominica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

"That big!". Defensive land crab in the rain forest of central Dominica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Cool boys; Portsmouth, Northern Dominica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Corrosion at its best; Northern Dominica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Dominica is a great place of doing whale-watching. This 20 meter giant is a full-grown sperm whale. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The bay of Scotts Head, Dominica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Poster from a very small and very local bar; Scotts Head, Dominica.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

"Vote Freedom". Nice to be politically aware! Scotts Head, Dominica. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Nice beach at Silver Sands on the southern tip of Barbados.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

Nice beach at Silver Sands on the southern tip of Barbados.
© Claus Qvist Jessen

     

One of the major attractions of Barbados is the Orchid Garden on the central part of the island. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Cuban iguanas, Barbados Zoo. © Claus Qvist Jessen

     

Flying fish is a special Barbados delicacy, usially served as fillets. This skilful woman can fillet a couple of fish every minute - all day. The fish to the right is a mahimahi (dolphinfish); Oistins, southern Barbados. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Hapy vegetable seller at the small but colourful market of Oistins, Barbados. © Claus Qvist Jessen

The Carribbean people are strong Christian beleivers, including these Babtists who have just performed a collective babtism in the Carribbean ocean; Oistins, Barbados. © Claus Qvist Jessen

Barbados is one of the few Carribbean islands with any kind of self-sustaining agriculture, here sugar cane. Most other islands seem to live entirely from tourism. © Claus Qvist Jessen

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