Grenada, known as the „Island of Spice“, is located in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea, northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. When you look at this island, you see mountainous interior, extremely rich soil and small rivers with beautiful waterfalls flowing from the mountains into the sea. Your eyes can also enjoy fountains of colours – colours of fruit, spices, fish, flowers or birds.
When you listen to Grenada, you can hear a strong tropical rain drumming on the roof of your house early in the morning, chit-chat of palm trees and waves of Caribbean Sea or tropical birds shouting their sunset songs. You can also hear Bob Marley’s “One love, one heart…”, whether it’s at the local fish market, slaughter house, local bar or by the waterfall in pristine tropical jungle.
When you leave rain forest behind you and start to explore city of St. George, you will see interesting mixture of Caribbean colours and colonial architectural style. The city is surrounded by a hillside of an old volcano crater and is on a horseshoe-shaped harbour Carenage, which is the most picturesque port in the Caribbean. When you walk through the streets and markets of St. George you can meet lovely people. As soon as you reply on “Morning Madam!”, “Hello Lady!” or “How are you today?” you are welcomed with a big smile coming from heart. People here live on the street. They meet friends, talk to each other, buy and sell fruits, fish, meat, spices or clothes or just stand or sit and watch the colourful Caribbean life going on and on.
Soon you can read more about my travel to this beautiful island in my blog. I’m working on it, so keep checking!:)
In this photo gallery you can find photographs from St. George and other places at the Grenada Island, West Indies.
Images were taken in November 2016
all images © lucia eggenhoffer