Thursday, July 17, 2008

Jamestown, St. Helena

You know....i had the wrong idea that islands ALWAYS had to feel exotic and with some beautiful nature and with crystal-blue water etc etc...well, at least on cards :P

Jamestown is a harbour and the capital of St. Helena, founded in 1659 by the East India Company, when they built a fort and established a garrison at the site on James Bay, naming it after the Duke of York (later James II)

Jamestown consists of a little more than a single street, running up a narrow, deep-sided valley for a mile, to a height of 150m.

Its population is c.1000 .......hey, my neighbourhood has more people!

1 comment:

помаранчева мрійниця said...

If St Helena was a nice island with exotic nature and crystal-blue water, Bonaparte would enjoy his stay there a bit more ;) But anyway, I think it's always fun to receive postcards from small/exotic countries, isn't it?