A P I A
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|Apia, population 38,800 (2001), is the capital of Samoa. The city is located on the northern coast of Upolu Island. It is the nation's major port and only city. Mulinu'u, the old ceremonial capital, lies at the city's western end, and is the location of the Parliament House (Fale Fono) and the historic observatory, which is now the meteorology office.|
Apia courthouseAn area of reclaimed land jutting into the harbour is the site of the multistorey government offices and the Central Bank of Samoa. In the center of the city is a clock tower erected as a war memorial. Apia has a number of multistorey buildings of recent origin, but some of the early, wooden, colonial buildings remain scattered around the town, most notably the courthouse, with a museum on the upper floor. The new market (maketi fou) is inland a bit at Fugalei, where it is more protected from the effects of cyclones.
Writer Robert Louis Stevenson spent the last four years of his life here, and is buried on Mt. Vaea, overlooking both the city and the home he built, Vailima, which is now a museum in his honour.
A very common sight on Samoa are churches or the remains of former churches that have been hit by tropical cyclones.
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high POV very good
Beautiful capture! Very sharp with textbook composition and great light. Very nicely done.