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Woman Beneath Parasol to Shield Hot Sun in Liberta, Antigua

Although Antigua is one of the driest Caribbean islands, it is common to see locals carrying a parasol. Their tropical climate averages eight hours of sunshine a day with year-round temperatures in the 80s. When it does rain, the showers come fast and then just as quickly reveal the sun again.

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St. Barnabas Church with Extension in Liberta, Antigua

Although Saint Barnabas has served as the Anglican parish church since 1843, the congregation around Liberta outgrew the quaint yet cramped building. In 1989, an extension was added (shown on the right) while maintaining the original Italianate architectural design.

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St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Liberta, Antigua

Bishop William Coleridge built this as a school in 1842. The building became St. Barnabas Anglican Church a year later when an earthquake destroyed St. Paul’s Church in nearby Falmouth. St. Barnabas is constructed with red brick and local Antigua green stone. The façade brightly reflects the afternoon sun at the back of the church.

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Green Stone Wall and Building in Liberta, Antigua

Most of the homes on the island are very small and built from wood with tin roofs. It is not uncommon to see them in various stages of disrepair. But an interesting feature can be seen among buildings in the town of Liberta. Notice the retaining wall constructed from basaltic green-stone. This material has volcanic […]

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Goats Running Wild along Road in Liberta, Antigua

The prominent livestock in Antigua are goats. It is estimated 36,000 of them live on this West Indies island. Most appear to roam free in order to graze on the shrubs and vines along the roads. In contrast, the majority of the estimated 19,000 sheep are typically constrained behind fencing.