Hey World! ^_^
It has been a while since I've explored my beautiful island but alas that has changed! I recently visited two new [to me] Jamaican destinations. It is hard to believe that I've been a native, resident of Jamaica, all my life (exaggeration, intended) and i had never visited "The Sunken City" my post title eludes to.
"The Sunken City" I speak of is in Port Royal (Kingston, Jamaica). A few days ago, on August 17 to be exact, i was listening to a program on the radio entitled *deepens voice to mock the program host's introduction* "This Day In History" *ends mockery*. The host said on the aforementioned date in a specific year which evades my memory now, that Port Royal was destroyed for the third time by flood.
Welcome to Port Royal
St. Peter's Anglican Church (Port Royal)
The Original building was destroyed and this structure was built to replace it.
Side note: I love the look of Anglican and Catholic churches on the island.
(If i must confess, this love does emanate from the soul of a Christian, who just happens to be an Anglican, and who also went to an Anglican high school.)
This year, 2017, marks the 325th anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed Port Royal.
St. Peter's Church was not the only structure which sank in that earthquake, a large section of the town sank as well and about 2,000 persons died as a result of the earth's tremor.
After passing the beautiful structure of the St. Peter's Church we headed to Fort Charles.
The crenelation of Fort Charles with defensive fortifications.
Photo showing Giddy House in the distance.
This is that thing they taught us about in Geography class in our local Jamaican schools.
As the tour guide spoke, a light bulb went off in my head but soon after it was extinguished.
Giddy House at Fort Charles (Port Royal)
Giddy House was built in 1888 to store the ordnance for the Fort.
Additional side note: I have a thing for red bricks too.