Wednesday, July 8, 2009
#70 - Williamstad Harbour
It is believed this heart-shaped island got it's name from the Portuguese word Coracao, which means heart. Considering the islands ownership changed many times, French...English..Dutch, it makes perfect sense for the island to have a Portuguese name ;)
Speaking of Dutch, many of the buildings and architecture in Curacao combine Spanish and Dutch styles, as you can see here in Williamstad, the capital of the Netherlands Antilles.