Antigua's capital houses attractive old wooden buildings

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The Anglican cathedral,closed!
                                           The city's skyline is dominated by the white baroque twin towers of the Cathedral Church of St John the Divine on Church lane between Long and Newgate streets.This Anglican church was built in 1847 on the site of previous structures destroyed by earthquakes in 1683 and 1745.It is said that the interior of the cathedral is attractive and interesting but it was closed under repair!
                                           Few blocks away on the corner of Long and Market streets is the National museum in the oldest building of the city,the colonial Court House(1747) on the site of the former market.
The National museum,closed!
It is said that the museum displays Arawak(Arawak house) and colonial artefacts(models of sugar plantations).It was closed!
                                           We forgot our desire of culture and spirituality and went shopping.St John's,Antigua's capital and only real city of around 40 000 inhabitants attracts many locals and many tourists from the close resorts and from cruise ships which dock in its harbour at Redcliffe Quay and Heritage Quay several times a week in season.Many former warehouses have been attractively restored as small boutiques and restaurants with duty-free shops(Heritage Quay).But for us, the old streets' shops with an authentic feel  near the market were more attractive.
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The Anglican cathedral,closed!
The Anglican cathedral,closed!
The National museum,closed!
The National museum,closed!
the cathedral under repair was clo…
the cathedral under repair was cl…
the museum was closed!
the museum was closed!
the Antiguan biggest bookshop
the Antiguan biggest bookshop
I like the cross of this medical l…
I like the cross of this medical …
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