Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Pedro Saint James Castle - Cayman Islands

The oldest existing structure in Cayman is the historic site of Pedro Saint James Castle. The building was constructed with heavy limestones in 1780 by William Eden. The building has eighteen-inch-thick walls with surrounding mahogany verandas.

The house has a quarterly shape with three stories like a tower. Instead of windows allowing sunlight into the house, there are doors on each home side of the house. These doorways can be closed with strong wooden doors. These doors are also an excellent protection against the tropical storms that can blow over the island during hurricane season.

The inside of the house is a little tight for a family, but the second and third floors expand and are surrounded by beautiful mahogany verandas. These verandas offered additional living space.

This is only a small insight into the cultural customs in the Cayman Islands. Much more to this topic you will find in my book

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