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Our Lady of The Snows

January 27, 2014

I discovered Nevis a few years ago when I was looking for an island that did not get overrun by tourists in the high season. A place that was still a little rough around the edges. I am one of those people that like to venture away from wherever I am staying and go explore where I really am.  (Instead laying around the fake utopia that resorts often makes you believe you are in).
The history of Nevis is quite clear from the very beginning which is it was a mostly British owned slave island. (Although the island was originally discovered by the Spanish and was named Our Lady of the Snows- a reference to the story of a fourth-century Catholic miracle: a snowfall on the Esquiline Hill in Rome).
Ruins of the once great plantations are all over. Many have been incorporated into or converted to be hotels or restaurants. But there are also some buildings that just seem to be abandoned because of hurricane damage and are now grown over by the vegetation.
It feels like the people of Nevis are just letting the buildings and other monuments that have been destroyed or that are just falling into rubble go back into the land in which it came from because of lack of will or funds.

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  1. Judy Deppe permalink
    January 27, 2014 5:19 pm

    Loved the pic of the boat with the sleeping fisherman. j deppe

    On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 10:00 AM, Things I See

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