Apia,capital of Samoa(1): quick visit and snorkelling in Palolo Deep

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On our  daytour of Upolu,we had a glance at APIA ,capital(40 000 inhabitants) and chiefport of Samoa ,sitting on the Northern

coast.We saw the Clocktower erected as a WWI memorial and acting

as a central point of the city, some Colonial wooden buildings(in particular inland, at the Courthouse with

the Samoan museum on the upper floor),the seven storey Government building which has a questionable

design and was the product of Chinese benevolence.

Nearby,waterfront, is the white painted catholic Cathedral.

The main market,Maketi Fou was more attractive and I did a lot of shots for Yanti who likes vegetables

and fruits.It's a crowded place where people socialise and where the Matai,the chiefs come to have a

drink of Kava,chat or play.

The must for me was later the Palolo Deep Marine Reserve with its blue hole containing lots of colourful fish.

Before we came back we drove in front of Robert Louis Stevenson house,a highlight of Apia located

only few km inland(We'll visited it later).


YantiSoeparno says:
Beautiful pictures, Bernard... they are all beautiful...
Posted on: Jan 17, 2009
bernard69 says:
Only 3 hours there ON the water and 10 seconds under:)
Posted on: Nov 01, 2008
Chokk says:
How much time did you spend under water!!
Posted on: Nov 01, 2008
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a policeman wearing the tradition…
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Colonial building
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