Thanks to everyone who came out for the Heritage Photo Exhibition at Lagoonies on Friday. The opening was lots of fun and everyone had their say in voting for the Erika Cannegieter-Smith People’s Choice Award, which went to Nathaly Pieters for her image of the pier at Grand Case. We didn’t have a lot of time to take pictures at the event, but below are a few by Mark Yokoyama & Maël Renault. If you were there and took any nice photos of the event, feel free to send them on to us!
Lagoonies is closed today, but the exhibition panels will be going back up early afternoon tomorrow and will be up until Tuesday evening if you didn’t get a chance to see them at the opening.
The exhibition for the 2015 Heritage Photo Contest will be held on Friday, July 17th at Lagoonies Bistro in Cole Bay. Photo entries will be on display and attendees will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite for the Erika Cannegieter-Smith People’s Choice Award. The exhibition opening will be held from 6-10pm with the awards ceremony taking place at 9pm. We hope to see you there!
Lagoonies Bistro is located at the Lagoon Marina, Wellington Road 33-35 between ELECTEC and FKG in Cole Bay.
Our neighborhoods are beautiful and green.
One Strong Arm
The Simpson Bay Bridge is familiar to all residents and tourist who pass over it. The raising of the bridge is a feat of strength, engineering and beauty.
Blue and orange
The contrast between the blue sky and the orange building is striking. The details of the building design represent St. Maarten traditional island architecture.
Kim Sha Beach
La Bamba is a very popular locale where locals and tourists go to have fun. As well Kim Sha Beach holds a lot of popular events throughout the year
Simpson Bay Lagoon
The juxtaposition of the mega yachts with the Venetian gondola depicts the diversity and the unexpected beauty of the island. The colours produced by the sunset and clouds create a dramatic backdrop.
Our National Tree in Doodle Doo Cactus Drive in Sucker Garden. A Flamboyant makes its neighborhood look so festive in summer.
Devant une photo telle que elle ci, j’aime m’imaginer les différentes personnes qui ont pu passer par ici. Car la diversité, c’est ça qui représente ce petit village qui est Grand Case.
On ne passe pas sur la plage de Grand Case sans s’arrêter sur le petit ponton coloré.
Comment mieux finir la journée que devant un couché de soleil a Galisbay ?
Les rayons lumineux qui éclairent la jolie baie de Philisburg.
Un des nombreux cocotiers de Grand case.
Caye Chateau, the waters allow you to have a clear view of anything in it, which is a lot. If you don’t have any I advise you to bring a child you know, they are the best at showing you things you miss out on, they have the better eyes and are closer to the ground! This day ours found part of a boat, the name and them in it, plus the surroundings made it another perfect Sint Maarten day.
dernier rayon de soleil a grand case
Naked Boy Hill
Naked boy hill, (Guana bay) that name alone should make you want to climb it. Views stretch from St Barths, to most beaches up to Anguilla, the Philipsburg harbor and St Peters hills. So Cool.
une fin de journée a Marigot . la sieste des caraibes
Cette photo a été prise a la sortie de l’ecole de Grande Case (deuxième pont), c’est une habitante de Grand Case faisant sa vaisselle dehors (au bord de la nationale). Elle représente pour moi un souvenir d’un mode de vie ancien (en toute simplicité…)face a une maternelle qui représente le future de l’ile(modernité, ordinateurs, vêtements a la mode…!).
C’est un vrai gage de souvenir et de tradition qu’elle offre aux enfants qui avec chance a chaques sorties d’ecole peuvent l’apercevoir dans ces activités extérieurs.
Usually treading stealthily along the bank of rocks, the surf provides a welcome cooling effect to this member of the island’s primitive-appearing iguana.
Guana Bay, Heineken Regatta, sailing is not for everyone, any wallet allows you to look at beautiful things.
Guana Bay while crazy waves crushing in, our son decides to play soccer in it. It is a wonderful site with the regatta going on in the background, but any child, at any time, at any beach shows you the pure joy. Let them keep that and all the children to come!
The port / cruise facilities – one of the pride and joy of our tourist industry.
The Heineken Regatta 2015 away from the crowds on this rough first day.
A ten minute stroll makes a hundred pictures of ditto bottle caps. The desperado one chosen for its name. I guess it says it all
Guana Bay, Geneve Bay
Guana bay, Geneve Bay, the waves and the rock pools there always fascinate us, our children and any other we take down there. So much to see, learn and enjoy on such a small little bay.
Red Pond Bay
Red Pond Bay, where you have the clearest waters, when no seaweed, a perfect view at St Barths and this huge tire since I remember on this otherwise always clean beach. I wonder how it got there.
The court house, once the post office for dutch St.Maarten, now its stand as a nostalgic piece of art and a testimony of all that has past, and to all the young folks a beacon that when seen from anywhere, say home.
A far cry from the former Dawn Beach Hotel with its cozy bungalows on the beach, destroyed in Hurricane Luis on September 5, 1995, The Westin St. Maarten Dawn Beach Resort and Spa now looks out over the rough Atlantic waters of this neighborhood.
A welcomed rainy morning in Marina Royal. Everything was still, the water like a painting. A perfect place for slowing down and reflecting.
Red Pond Bay
Red Pond bay, will it ever be finished this complex? It has damaged a lot, and rots away as time goes by, with a wall that reminds me of the one in Berlin. The situation on having million dollar complexes started and never finished
should be stopped right away, especially on places where there still were none. Oh, do we even have those left? Shame on the ones still allowing things like this to happen.
It’s always about the planes. And the tourists. They come and go with our ‘gang’ of taxi drivers, who do an excellent job driving safely, taking care of them, informing them, and teach them a thing or two. Hooray to them.
Tranquility and seclusion define Anse Marcel.
Carnaval can be loud and a lot of sexy outfits. Look beyond, feel the drive. We looked at him as he did at us, I “caught’ us in
his sunglasses. Without him knowing, he had us talking about Carnaval with many many others, thus finding out things we never knew.
Mullet bay, early evening, such a peaceful time, the last boat leaves the bay, the last tourists at the beach leave more than their footsteps. Our island children all do beach cleanups with their schools, Its time to educate the adults.
Sentry Hill, what neighborhood is it exactly? It’s a beautiful hike up there, doable for most of us. I know, we are all busy, me included, but taking the time to literally look around makes you see why our island is so special. it clears your head and makes you appreciate (all) life more, great deal huh?
A dramatic contrast beside Marina Royale
The Courthouse in Philipsburg, which once also housed the Post Office, stands proudly at the head of Cyrus Wathey Square, with the pineapple – symbol of welcome – at its highest point.
The beautiful, clear waters of Guana Bay (before the Sargasso seaweed came in) are inviting to swimmers, but deceptively dangerous. I was awestruck the first time I reached the top of Guana Bay Road and saw the view of the Atlantic Ocean. This is a bit lower down.
Lescargot Restaurant front street philipsburg , their are very few buildings that reminds us of the hay day of philipsburg, one is clearly the post office / now court house and the other is depicted here “Lescargot” still as majestic after so many moons.
Grand Case Pier, This beach was the beach of beaches when I was a kid and the pier the beacon for all its goers.