Kingstown, the capital city of St. Vincent, has a rich history dating back to its founding by the French in 1722. The city was later captured by the British and served as the center of the British colonial government in the region. The British started construction of Fort Charlotte in 1763, building it on a ridge that offers an unobstructed view of Kingstown and beyond. Its the cannons point inland over the moat, as the fort was built to protect the English from the indigenous Indians and their French allies. Nearby are the island’s botanical gardens, which are among the oldest in the Western Hemisphere, having been established in 1765. On the other side of the island lines the Mesopotamia Valley, where much of St. Vincent’s fruits, vegetables and spices are grown. All photos taken with the Leica CL and either the Super-Vario-Elmar-T 11-23mm (16-35mm equivalent) or Vario-Elmar-T 18-56mm (27 – 84mm equivalent) lens. Processed using Photoshop CC and Nik Collection’s Color Efex Pro 5 or Silver Efex Pro 3.
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