Colorful Buildings, St. John’s, Antigua

Posted by on Apr 30, 2012 in Blog | 8 comments

Colorful Building, St. Johns, Antigua

Colorful Building, St. Johns, Antigua

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Colorful Buildings, St. John’s, Antigua

Over the next few posts we are going to look at one of the popular cruise ship ports in the Caribbean.

St. John’s is the port town on Antigua where the cruise ships dock when they stop at the island.  There is much to offer the photographer in the town including the wonderful colored buildings shown here.

Colorful Building, St. Johns, Antigua

Colorful Building, St. Johns, Antigua

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Because there can be up to four of the largest cruise ships in port at any time the town can be very crowded.  However, by focusing on the upper stories of the buildings it is possible to make images without the crowds and show the buildings as they were before the tourist took over the town.

Colorful Building, St. Johns, Antigua

Colorful Building, St. Johns, Antigua

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8 Comments

  1. I always enjoy traveling the Caribbean and seeing the colorful homes. You have captured them perfectly mark
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  2. Fantastic set Mark. The colours of these structures are striking. No wonder they are a draw to tourists.
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  3. these are great Mark, lovely colors and great eye!
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  4. Oh I just love imags like this. Such beautiful colors and contrast. Great job Mark.
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  5. Love these shots, Mark! Great colors, and I really enjoy the hinges on those doors! Wonderful work!
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  6. Beautiful colourful photos. I have 25 senior watercolour painters on a painting workshop cruise docking 1 day in St. Johns, Antigua.
    Would love to paint some of St. Johns. Is good scene close to where the ship docks to walk to it. Would we need permission to paint some of those buildings. If so who would we contact. Any information or suggestions gratefully received. Thanks so much
    Janet [email protected]

    • Janet, I suggest you visit the grounds of the cathedral. St Johns is a small town with narrow streets that can get overrun with the visitors from the cruise ships, especially if there are more than a couple in port at the same time. The cathedral, although closed at the moment for major renovations, has beautiful grounds and ample space for your workshop. The cathedral itself would be a worthwhile subject matter. Other places I would recommend, although these will need taxi rides to get to (easily arranged from the dockside and with controlled prices so you know how much you are going to pay for the round trip), are either Betty’s Hope or English Harbour. Both or these would provide interesting subject matter as well as the space needed for your group. All of these suggestions have been featured on this web-site if you wish to look into them further. Good luck with your visit.
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