Bonaire in 100 photos – plantation Washikemba

19 November 2020 by Casper Douma - Reading time: < 1 minute

Bonaire’s Plantation Washikemba, a former farming community, offers a glimpse into the past with its surviving ruins. This historic site recalls the days of slave labor and the island’s history, making it a valuable location for visitors interested in Bonaire’s history.

Plantation Washikemba: A historical jewel on Bonaire.

Plantation Washikemba, located in the lush heart of Bonaire, reflects an important piece of the island’s history. Washikemba flourished during the 17th and 18th centuries, driven by slave labor that laid the foundation for the island’s economy. The remains of old buildings, including the ruins of slave quarters and the grand mansions of plantation owners, tell a story of hard work, oppression and survival. Today, Plantation Washikemba serves as an important historical site on Bonaire, attracting visitors for its cultural significance. Hiking trails wind through the grounds, giving visitors a chance to explore the ruins while immersing themselves in the peaceful atmosphere.

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“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!”
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.

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