We went on a tour while in Curacao . So much better for us to have something "to do."
The Queen Emma Bridge. This bridge moves to allow boats to pass through. It was neat to watch - some people rode on the bridge while it moved.
An artists rendition of how the moving bridge might have looked in 1888 when it was first built.
Our tour was of Jewish History on Curacao. The oldest synogogue in continuous use in the Western Hemisphere is on Curacao (dedicated in 1732).
The curacao blue liquor is made from the dried peelings of a citrus fruit. This is what the peelings look like:
This is a detail of the building that was once a Curacao (the plant) and water plantation . It is now an arts place.
It was a bit of a conundrum for me (I don't care to visit cemeteries), but we visited the Jewish Cemetery and saw some very interesting tombstones.
These are replicas:
The carving at the bottom shows that this woman died in childbirth.