Sunday, April 7, 2013

Pedro St. James, Cayman Islands

The Cayman Islands, with a population of about 55,000, are a British Overseas Territory. The three Cayman Islands, Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, are located in the western Caribbean near Cuba, Miami Florida, and Jamaica.

At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James “castle”.

Since its construction more than two centuries ago, Pedro St. James has been put to a variety of uses, including a courthouse, jail, and restaurant. In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.

A set of stamps picturing Cayman Islands scenes, issued in 2007. Children enjoy one of Grand Cayman’s natural wonders – the blowholes along the iron-shore coastline in East End. 


Limner said...

I'd love to spend at least one night there.

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