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Old 11-06-2010, 02:30 AM
 
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What are the most European Caribbean Islands (Or areas on these islands)? I ask in terms of infrastructure, architecture, city planning?

I nominate Havana, Cuba; Old San Juan, PR; and Willemstad, Curacao. Thoughts? Any more?

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Old 11-06-2010, 02:50 AM
 
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I know you won´t like my answer, but I say Cayman Islands and all other Special Member State territories of the European Union in the Caribbean.
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Old 11-07-2010, 01:36 AM
 
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French West Indies
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Old 11-07-2010, 09:19 AM
 
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Since all the Caribbean was colonized by Europeans at one point, most of the island will still have Europeans influences.
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Old 11-07-2010, 06:13 PM
 
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Since all the Caribbean was colonized by Europeans at one point, most of the island will still have Europeans influences.
Yes but the question is along the lines of infrastructure, architecture, city/town layout.

I don't see it for those two examples? Pics? Info?
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Old 11-07-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Yes but the question is along the lines of infrastructure, architecture, city/town layout.
A lot of the architecture and infrastructure is a special hybrid mix of English, French, African, Dutch, Spanish, maybe Arawak and Carib - like the patois dialects, and beautiful creole girls - better than the sum of the parts. There's more diversity in the Caribbean than people sometimes know.

Words like "Caribbean" and "canoe" come from the Caribs, other influences from the Maroons in Jamaica, east Indians, Dutch, Chinese, quite a few of the leading businessmen in Dominica are Lebanese, some islands like Dominica went back and forth between French and English colonization until independence in the 1980's.

Of architecture, there's the most charming public library in Roseau, Dominica built, like many libraries in the islands, by the Rockefeller family. I visited the president's office on Morne Bruce when my late friend His Excellency Sir Clarence Seignoret, O.B.E., G.C.B. was President. It was a very unimposing Caribbean moderne style that you see all over the region unfortunately. The Catholic church in Castries, St. Lucia is a really cool and beautiful traditional church and all the images of Jesus, Mary, the Apostles, etc. have African faces. A lot of plain block and stucco houses because wood doesn't stand the hurricanes.
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