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March 1, 2024

40 Fascinating Photos Capture Street Carnival Revelers in Port of Spain, Trinidad in 1975

Port of Spain is the capital of Trinidad and Tobago and the third largest municipality, after Chaguanas and San Fernando. It is located on the Gulf of Paria, on the northwest coast of the island of Trinidad and is part of a larger conurbation stretching from Chaguaramas in the west to Arima in the east.

The city serves primarily as a retail and administrative centre and it has been the capital of the island since 1757. It is also an important financial services centre for the Caribbean and is home to two of the largest banks in the region. The Piarco International Airport is the main airport on the island, connecting the capital to various major global destinations.

Port of Spain was also the de facto capital of the short-lived West Indies Federation, which united the Caribbean.

The city is also home to the largest container port on the island and is one of several shipping hubs of the Caribbean, exporting both agricultural products and manufactured goods. Bauxite from Guyana is trans-shipped via facilities at Chaguaramas, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) west of the city. The pre-lenten Carnival is the city’s main annual cultural festival and tourist attraction. Today, Port of Spain is a leading city in the Caribbean region.

These fascinating photos were taken by Nick DeWolf that show street carnival revelers at Queen’s Park Savannah in Port of Spain, Trinidad in February 1975.


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