a bit from otrabanda

Image from here

Since last week I have been working in the neighbourhood of Otrabanda; part of the historic capital Willemstad (though quite small compared to others, it has however served as an important one throughout history). Both sides of Willemstad are filled with (newly restored) monuments, most of them now housing offices instead of families. Their sheer size and colours make it impossible not to admire them.
Across from my office there is a building which looks much like the one in the picture. I will check later on if it is indeed the same one. Somehow you feel more connected to the history and legacy of the island when driving through the streets of Otrabanda every morning. It is a nice feeling.