Originally a mangrove swamp, Port of Spain is now the second-largest in the Caribbean, after Kingston in Jamaica. Construction is going on everywhere, like in downtown San Francisco but on a smaller scale. Above-ground wire tangles are reminiscent of those in China and on my own residential street in California.
|tangle of wires in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad|
●Frederick and Charlotte streets are the main shopping streets.
|corner shop in downtown Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|police car across street from Bang Bang shop in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
●Excellent City Centre Considered the heart of downtown shopping, this popular shopping center has everything you might need under one roof--from designer clothing to electronics to jewelry--plus a bakery and food court. You’ll also find everything for the home, including appliances, toys, school supplies, children’s clothing, books, and souvenirs. You can even shop online.
(my articles: 3-24-17 my blog)
|Excellent City Centre mall in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
●KFC On Frederick St., across from Independence Square and a roundabout. This branch of finger-lickin’-good chicken made the Guinness World Records in 2000 for selling the most chicken in the world and also for making the most money world-wide. Trinidadians favor the spicy fried chicken.
|famous branch of KFC in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
●Holy Trinity Cathedral The oldest Anglican church in the Caribbean, this old building has a lovely mahogany ceiling.
|exterior of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
|interior of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Port of Spain, Trinidad|
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