Saturday, November 15, 2014

Willemstad, capital of Curacao

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea.  The floating market is located in Punda, the oldest part of Curacao. Venezuelan salesmens sell fresh fruits, vegetables and fish directly from their boats.

Punda, a derivation of the Dutch word “punt” that means “point”, was established in 1634 when the founding merchants built offices, warehouses, stores and living quarters on the eastern side of the bay.
Part of a set of 6 stamps issued 2014 about the 21st World Orchid Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.


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