Beach Thursday Pic of the Week – A Farewell to Friars

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The unavoidable end of South Friars Bay in St. Kitts as we currently know it passed another milestone yesterday as the deadline for the beach bars on that stretch of beach to move on passed by. While some may slowly make their exits and postpone the inevitable for as long as they can, one thing is for certain – this pristine view will not be around for much longer.

It’s a sad occasion, as this vantage point from the top of Timothy Hill with a view toward the southeast peninsula and Nevis was a popular spot for visitors to St. Kitts. It’s one of those iconic views every island in the Caribbean is known for and the thought that a concrete and steel monolith will now dominate it is an unfortunate ending.

St. Kitts was for many a glimpse back to what the Caribbean used to be but has become indicative of the rest of the region. Governments and business leaders struggle with how to retain the charm that drew people to the islands in the first place while promoting economic growth and stability in the future. As is normally the case, money wins and in the immortal words of Joni Mitchell – “Don’t it always seem to go, that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.”

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To download the high resolution version of the image above, head on over to the Wallpapers page and be sure to check out the Facebook page for our “Beach pics of the day” posts. Vote for your favorite by “liking” the photo and each week, we’ll post the winning image and a high resolution image of it for your viewing and downloading pleasure … but it will only be available for one week.

Image is part of the public domain and is free for use with no attribution required. However, if you’d like to attribute us for featuring it, we certainly wouldn’t be bitter about it. We might even be a little giddy.

Author: Tom W.

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