Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Report #23 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia January 22, 2018 Monday Chance of rain & 86 degrees Part #2 Of 4 80 Pictures

More photos…..

 

Streets of Papeete

 

Very green today

 

Healthy hibiscus

 

Businesses

 

Streets are being re-done

 

Cathedral

 

Wood carving of the Madonna and child with breadfruit

 

Church’s interior

 

Stained glass windows

 

Polynesian style

 

Old church

 

Built in 1875

 

Wall art takes up the entire side of a building

 

Downtown

 

No big Walmart here

 

Excellent graffiti

 

This is new

 

Bizarre

 

Modern in the 1950’s

 

Compass rose at the government complex

 

Dedication

 

Assembly of the Polynesian government

 

Place Tarahoi

 

Historical site

 

Pathway to the gardens

 

Nicely landscaped

 

A pond lines the path

 

Tiki carving

 

Ginger

 

Pink ginger

 

Native plants

 

Many palms

 

Water lilies

 

Pretty landsacpe

 

All the plants and trees are identified

 

Kids were playing ball

 

Looking for the eels

 

Kids at the queen’s pond

 

More water lilies

 

Neat lawn area

 

A bloom ready to open

 

Mangrove tree

 

Cool setting

 

Ducks were hiding from the kids

 

Buildings on the grounds

 

Area used for craft shows

 

Flags mark the spot

 

A games rooster

 

Entrance to the Assembly

 

Bathroom wall art

 

Bougainville Park

 

Meandering stream

 

More public restrooms

 

Pond fish

 

Once again, no eels

 

Eels may have eaten these fish

 

So they removed them

 

Park history

 

Tall trees

 

Monument to Bougainville

 

Famous figure in Papeete

 

Looking for birds

 

Typical thatched hut

 

A cannon

 

The walk back

 

This street is under construction

 

Will be remodeled

 

Urban renewal

 

Wonder if Coke makes this brand?

 

An expensive collection of black pearls

 

Many small shops

 

Older buildings are crumbling

 

Will be like new in a few years

 

Good shade

 

Two cruise ships in port

 

Gazebo

 

Benches in the sun

 

Must be a turn-around port for the Whisper

 

 

 

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