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Papeete, few impressions from Capitol of Tahiti

Pape`ete, Jan 13 and 14, 2006
Pape`ete is to Tahiti what Honolulu is to Hawaii. This is the urban center of the archipelago and the residence of the government. The city emits European glamor and has a colonial past, what is the reason that many of the main streets in Pape`ete do not have Tahitian names. They are rather named after French figures or war heroes. How does "Rue Jeanne D'Arc" or "Rue Marechal Foch" sound on a Pacific Island? Unrelated? Yes, it is unrelated! Imagine "Sherman Street" as a main strip on Waikiki! As of 2006 Papeete's official web page was still only in French, there was not even a Tahitian version...

However, present day Papeete appears very friendly and tropical. Let us look how Tahitians and French will shape the future of this city. I have for once enjoyed the friendly people and I liked to see European news and all the football leagues in sports news, despite the fact that I could not understand a word...

We have not spend time enough in the city to visit all places of interest or museums. These are merely a few impressions, which we collected during our stay. We are intrigued, and we will try to return to Papeete and to the Island of Tahiti.

1727 Map of the downtown Papeete
1727 Map of the downtown Papeete
1679 Papeete
1679 Papeete
1680 Papeete
1680 Papeete
1706 Papeete
1706 Papeete
1707 This could be Europe...
1707 This could be Europe...
1709 Line at McDonalds
1709 Line at McDonalds
1711 Marketplace of Papeete
1711 Marketplace of Papeete
1712 Marketplace of Papeete
1712 Marketplace of Papeete
1714 Papeete
1714 Papeete
1718 Papeete
1718 Papeete
L10739 Entrance to Marketplace
L10739 Entrance to Marketplace
1682 Notre Dame Cathedral
1682 Notre Dame Cathedral
1684 Notre Dame Cathedral
1684 Notre Dame Cathedral
1690 Notre Dame Cathedral
1690 Notre Dame Cathedral
1689 This could be in France...
1689 This could be in France...
1685 Altar
1685 Altar
1686 Saints and Canoes
1686 Saints and Canoes
1687 Saint and an Ukulele
1687 Saint and an Ukulele
1692 A Saint in an Outrigger
1692 A Saint in an Outrigger
1676  Parc Bougainville
1676 Parc Bougainville
1670 Bougainville monument, French and German gun
1670 Bougainville monument, French and German gun
1672 French gun from Zelee
1672 French gun from Zelee
1675 German gun from Seeadler
1675 German gun from "Seeadler"
1677 Pouvanaa a Oopa, independence leader
1677 Pouvanaa a Oopa, independence leader
1695 Residence of High Commissioner
1695 Residence of High Commissioner
1696 A the Place Tarahoi
1696 A the Place Tarahoi
1697 French Rooster
1697 French Rooster
1587 Names of Tahitians who served in French army
1587 Names of Tahitians who served in French army
1698 Papeete
1698 Papeete
1699 Residence
1699 Residence
1700 Gate to the Residence
1700 Gate to the Residence
1703 Government of Tahiti
1703 Government of Tahiti
1720 Papeete's panorama toward the hills
1720 Papeete's panorama toward the hills
1722 French Warship
1722 French Warship
1725 Papeete Native Crafts Center
1725 Papeete Native Crafts Center
1726 Making a necklace of sea shells
1726 Making a necklace of sea shells
1740 Lizard carving of unknown origin...
1740 Lizard carving of unknown origin...
1729 Papeete
1729 Papeete
1731 Street Caffee
1731 Street Caffee
1735 Art store in Papeete
1735 Art store in Papeete
1736 View at Moorea
1736 View at Moorea
1737 Selling art in Papeete
1737 Selling art in Papeete
1738 Waterfront Papeete
1738 Waterfront Papeete
1742 View at Moorea and containers
1742 View at Moorea and containers
1754 French Crepes in Papeete
1754 French Crepes in Papeete
L10753 French sweet crepes
L10753 French sweet crepes
1744 At the food market of Papeete
1744 At the food market of Papeete
1753 Setting up a barbeque oven
1753 Setting up a barbeque oven
1755 Probably a polynesian pig?
1755 Probably a polynesian pig?
1758 Food Market in Papeete
1758 Food Market in Papeete
1757 Care to take a look at a menu?
1757 Care to take a look at a menu?
1764 Harbor with Mooera behind
1764 Harbor with Mooera behind
1591 Robert C. Seamans
1591 Robert C. Seamans
1589 Mo`orea at sunset
1589 Mo`orea at sunset
1590 Papeete toward Faaa
1590 Papeete toward Faaa
1603 Notre Dame in a splendid night illumination
1603 Notre Dame in a splendid night illumination