Photographs of St Kitts

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Coming in to harbour in Basseterre

Brimstone Fort

Rainforest

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Star Clipper

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Going to South Friars bay
Basseterre

The Circus, Basseterre

Coming in to harbour

St. Kitts & Nevis are located in the northern part of the Leeward Islands in the eastern Caribbean, 19 degrees north of the equator, separated by a channel two miles wide. Officially the islandís name is St Christopher, but it is universally known as St Kitts. It gained its independence from the British in 1983.
The capital of the Island is Basseterre and it retains much of the elegant Georgian character of Nelson's days. The centrepiece of the town is its Circus, a diminutive roundabout modelled in proper Victorian patriotism after Piccadilly, in London. In the middle of the Circus stands the bright green bronze of the Berkeley Memorial Clock, an ornate, cast iron tower with four clock faces and more than a little architectural decoration.