Category: Neighborhoods

Nathaly Pieters


Guana Bay

50 shades of sunsets

This photo represents the many colors we get to enjoy thru out the year during sunsets. This is the most colorful one i have encountered. Sometimes we really need to stop and pay attention.

Barbara Cannegieter


Dutch Cul de Sac

This is a photo taken by me of the road to our house , Sugar Hill Drive, in Cul de Sac Dutch St Maarten.
As you can see it is a rocky road with pot holes but it has been beautified by my husband, the “gardener”
You may be bouncing around coming into our neighborhood, but you are surrounded by flowers and colors.
We are just off the L.B. Scott Road and near the busy traffic circle by Le Grand Marche, but our little rocky road is quiet and beautiful.

Luna Valenti (14 ans)



Cette photo prise sur la plage à côté du port de Marigot représente pour moi toute l’histoire de Saint-Martin. Ce vieux bateau qui a coulé lors du cyclone Luis en 1995 n’a pas été enlevé depuis, mais honnêtement c’est devenu à mes yeux un monument historique et incontournable de Saint Martin.

Vanessa Foulon


Cay Bay

My name is vanessa, I was raised on this paradise island, on the french side. My dream was to have a child at one point but most of all have a ‘local’ kid born from two parents that are ” from here” like people love to say . And it came reality. I come from a stable family backround , grew up in the French Lowlands and benefited from the best my parents could provide me in my life time. But i always felt something was missing in my life. What om talking about is Unity among all different ethnicity i became friends with and learned to cherish. Still today on the island i love and call my home racism and discrimination id still a big issue. I live is Caybay today and made it my home along with my son. We are the only “white “people living in the neighborhood but i can say….its the best place ive ever moved too. At first people were wary but once i gave my my time and interest to get to know all My neighbors…we all became “one” and interact on a dayly basis…watching each others kids and persona’s…for the first time in my living here…i feel color or race is not even considered or thought upon…but just suporting one an other as one ….a community ….neighbors who became friends and most of all Family.

Here is a picture of my son and his best friends…where color, nor race, nor status is even a notion in their naive and innocent minds. Thats how culture should really look like…where what when or where isnt even considered or pondered upon.