Published On: Sat, Oct 19th, 2013

Palm Beach Daily News writes about Curacao

Travel: Curacao’s Willemstad rich in natural, architectural beauty

WillemstadWILLEMSTAD – The Palm Beach Daily News has published an article about the architectural beauty of Curacao. According to author, Christine Davis, there is nothing like the facades in terracotta, turquoise, lime green, grapefruit, mellow yellow and flamingo pink trimmed out like gingerbread and crowned with red-tile roofs, all reflected in the sparkling waters of Santa Anna Bay.

Christine was hosted by the well known tour guide Maja Atalita who explained the reason for the colorful buildings. “They used to be white, but an early governor told everyone to paint the facades in different colors because the sun reflecting off the white gave him headaches. Guess what? It turned out he owned stock in the paint factory.” This is a well known story which pretty much sums it up.

The article gives a wonderful presentation of one of the most beautiful and colorful cities in the Caribbean.

Click here to read the article.

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