Sunday, May 6, 2012

More of Curacao

I am linking up with Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday

I used Picasa to create these mosaics with my Curacao vacation photos. If you like, I have more vacation photos on my travel sight Curacao-vacation . I hope you enjoy some of Curacao beautiful scenes. The island and people of Curacao were beautiful and the so were the birds. Hubby and I had a wonderful vacation, I just wish it lasted longer. May 4 was our 22nd wedding anniversary so this was like a anniversary trip for us.

In the mosaic above I have the beach in front of our resort, some bougainvillea seen around the resort, bottom larger left shot is of Curacao's capitol Williamstad, a shot of the beach at Cas Abou,  and bottom right is the resort pool and the ocean.


On our second day we used the Marriott's free shuttle into to the city of Williamstad. The buildings are painted beautiful colors. There are many shops and restaurants to explore and we crossed the floating bridge pictured above to check out the local floating market. The floating market is like a farmers market with local merchants selling fruits and  vegetables.


 On one of the days we rented a car and drove around the island sightseeing. The beach called Cas Abou is favored for snorkeling was one of our stops.


Curacao birds above are the Pink Flamingo, Green Parakeets, Bananquit, Yellow Warbler and the bottom right is the National bird the Troupial.

The National  bird of Curaco is the Troupial and was a common bird seen at our resort and all around the island.


These parakeets were also seen around different part of the island.


To see more wonderful mosaics and post please visit Mary's Mosaic Monday and Our World Tuesday.
Thanks to Mary for hosting Mosaic Monday and thank to the hosting group of Our World Tuesday: Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.

Thanks also for stopping by to see my post, I appreciate the visit and the comments. I hope everyone has a Happy week ahead.

63 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

the colorful buildings are pretty, as are the birds, of course!

Debbie said...

ooohhhh eileen, these are so beautiful!! the sand is soooo white and it's just looks like so soft and pretty.

love those pops of yellow and what a gorgeous resort!!

NixBlog said...

What a delightful series of images, Eileen! The Dutch influence on those houses is quite remarkable.

Linda said...

Such beautiful birds! The scenery is gorgeous too - I always love the colorful buildings found in seaside towns!

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Eileen, Wow your pictures bring back memories. I was 16 years old when I visited Curacao. Just a few years ago :). Fabulous shots.

Carol said...

Happy Anniversary, Eileen! Looks like a fantastic trip and a terrific way to celebrate. My anniversary was on May 1st, 24 years! May is such a pretty time to get married. And so nice to celebrate on Curacao. Going to check out your other blog now! Have a great week!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The sand looks like sugar and the buildings are beautiful! And look at all of the birds you saw! I live in Florida but I've never seen a flamingo...not yet! Wonderful mosaics!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

So much to see Eileen! The buildings are lovely and so colorful, the birds gorgeous and exotic. Just wonderful!

Snap said...

Curacao must have been amazing. All that great color -- from buildings to birds!

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Happy Anniversary Eileen and hubby. What a wonderful sight to see all the birds. I love the beach and your photos are all so sharp and clear. Blessings.
QMM

missing moments said...

Those buildings are so quaint and colorful. But of course it is the birds that I love. Great captures of them!

ellen b. said...

How lovely to be able to make this trip. Love all the birds and the colorful row of buildings. Very cool. The beach looks quite peaceful, too. Happy Anniversary to you!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

Curacao looks like a gorgeous place to visit. I've always wanted to go to one of the Dutch Caribbean islands - I love the blend of traditional Dutch architecture with the fresh, bright tropical colours. What a wonderful vacation you must have had.

Vee said...

The colorful birds and buildings and that white beach and blue sky. All the color one could ever want!

Lorrie said...

The architecture of Williamstad is so beautiful - I love the tall buildings and the varying colours. It's evocative of Europe, yet with a flavour of the Caribbean.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Curacao is such a beautiful island to visit! I love all the birds you were able to photograph, and those white sand beaches look so relaxing. Hope you had a very happy 22 anniversary, Eileen!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

What a lovely place to be. The tropical birds are so colorful. Glad you had a great time. Valerie

ShySongbird said...

Many congratulations on your Anniversary Eileen. What a beautiful place to celebrate it, the beach looks wonderful with that lovely white sand. You saw so many colourful and interesting creatures too! Iguanas, lizards and all those gorgeous birds...what a paradise! Your lovely photos show its beauty so well. The Troupial is so pretty and how nice to see Parakeets in their proper setting rather than, as so often, in cages!

Bernie H said...

Wow! Fabulous beaches and beautiful birdlife. The Parakeet looks spectacular. The colours on the Troupial are just fabulous, and the Pink Flamingoes are just plain lovely. Lucky you to be experiencing all this!

Rohrerbot said...

Gorgeous!!! This looks like a fabulous trip! The birds alone are so colorful.....but the plants...ocean breeze....perfection:)I don't know much about this place so it was fun seeing it for the first time. Have a good start to your week. Chris:)

Indrani said...

Lovely! Full of colors!
Cheers me up totally.

Ann said...

city of Williamstad: with the colors will certainly make tourist very happy.

Ingmarie We said...

Such an interesting post! What a lovely vacation you must have had. Wonderful mosaics too.

Mary said...

What a beautiful white sandy beach! I love the colorful exteriors of the buildings!

Diana Taylor said...

What beautiful photographs - I love the exotic birds mosaic - they are really lovely. It looks like you had a wonderful time.

Happyone said...

I love the beautiful colors on the buildings!!
Looks like a great place for a vacation.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm lovin' this!!!! And your birds and critters post below also. Lovely scenes and beautiful views!!

Icy BC said...

Wow..so many beautiful sights to see, and your mosaics are gorgeous. My favorite is the colorful birds!

Tina´s PicStory said...

wonderful mosaic! the birds are soo pretty :)

Gary said...

Beautiful colours in the birds, beaches and buildings!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful place, gorgeous colors, wonderful beach and, of course, all the colorful birds! Delightful captures, Eileen! And what a wonderful trip you are having! Thanks for sharing the beauty!

Sylvia

Joyful said...

Beautiful mosaics and nature scenes, Eileen.

Ebie said...

I really love those colorful houses, on top of the beautiful birds! This is a very interesting country!

Robert Geiss said...

How very beautiful a piece of your world.

Please have a good Tuesday.


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My Little Home and Garden said...

Let me add this to a list of travel destinations! The photos show a beautiful place and the Dutch influence seems evident in the architecture. What a terrific trip it must have been.

NatureFootstep said...

I like cities colored like that. They are not in Sweden. It seems to be a very nice place Eileen. Wish I could go to.

KB said...

Great pics. I have pictures of the beach to share this week.

LifeRamblings said...

Happy anniversary in advance. beautiful birds and those colourful buildings are very eye-catching and majestic.

Carver said...

Fantastic shots from your trip. I love the multi colored buildings and the beautiful foliage and coastal shots. What a great place for a trip. As always your bird shots are very good. Happy Anniversary!

Arija said...

A perfect place for a second honeymoon after 22 years. Congratulations. It is a beautiful place indeed with tropical birds and beaches and old Dutch architecture. It Looks like a little Holland in the tropics.
A lovely holiday and a lovely post.

EG CameraGirl said...

Such a fabulous place, it looks like! And colourful birds too!

SquirrelQueen said...

A little late but Happy Anniversary!
This looks like a great place for a vacation. I love all the colorful little birds and those gorgeous buildings too.

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful location -- the beaches, the wildlife... I can see why you fell in love with this place! :)

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, What a lovely trip! The only one of the birds you have shown that I have ever seen in the wild is the Flamingo. I saw a flock in South Texas on the Gulf of Mexico many years ago. Have a very nice day tomorrow! I so enjoy your fine blog by the way!

ladyfi said...

You found paradise!

Wonderful shots.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful images. The bird in the last shot is superb.

Dianne said...

Wow! What a magical place Eileen .... You must have loved it there ... Just delightful.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

What beautiful mosaic shares, so cheerful this place, that you have been blessed to visit~

FotoAnna said...

I love this, Eileen!
What a great captures... love the colors of the flowers and the birds...
Greetings from Holland,
Anna :-))

Stewart M said...

Hi there - that does look like a great place to go.

Arriving in Australia and seeing 'roos for the first time was a bit of a shock - it really was like landing on a new planet!

Stewart M - Australia

the cuby poet said...

What a super place, Happy anniversary! Love flamingoes and these are just great.

jewaicious said...

What wonderful compositions,so serene and filled with great tones. The birds are precious.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like it was a dream trip. I especially loved seeing the colourful birds.

kanak7 said...

I love the birds and the sea-front. Those buildings are so colourful. Beautiful collages!

Karen said...

Gorgeous shots! I like the multicoloured buildings.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful post -- the mosaic is incredible! Your trip made a lovely Anniversary celebration...the birds are amazing. There are supposed to be flamingos in Florida near the Everglades, but we haven't seen them yet)

Tito Eric said...

Wow! What an awesome place. Wonderful photos ... thanks for sharing!

Dianne said...

Happy Anniversary :)

the town is beautiful
I love the beach shot, I want to be in one of those chairs

and the birds are fantastic

Lynn Holland said...

Beautiful Bird mosaic Eileen.
Ive just joined Mosaic Monday and Im having a look round.
You will see some real quirky birds on my blog.
Lynn - One I Made Earlier Today
no. 62

Salitype said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to Curacao, I enjoyed the photo trip a lot ! The colorful building is an eye catcher - just lovely !!!!

chay

Genie said...

Such a gorgeous spot to go on vacation. Loved seeing the birds and the beaches. I can imagine my sitting there in the chair reading a good book. The town itself is so inviting. genie

Genie said...

Eileen....I wrote a comment before leaving for school, but it does not seem to have gone through. If it did, just go in and delete this one. I love your series of beaches, bird, butterflies, buds. They all worked together to give you the perfect place to go on holiday.Oh, and before I forget....HAPPY ANNIVERSARY. genie

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Such beautiful images. I would love to see you at My Dream Canvas.
Have a great week.

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