Tuesday, 1 April 2014

IN AND OUT OF SAN FERNANDO ... The Second City in T&T



Any amount of information about the history, social activities, community services, demographics and more, can be found on the web, about San Fernando, the second city of Trinidad and Tobago.




View on entering San Fernando from the south-side interpass
which crosses the Cipero River

Here in the 'quick pics series' we bring it to you on the move; no air-brushing and no staging!  
In the midst of another mission, our ever-ready camera captured some everyday scenes in the city.  There is much that has remained the same and much that has changed.  San Fernando is hilly territory, so most of its streets are either steep or gradual slopes.  One thing's for sure - there's always a great view when to get to the top! 

Let's take a quick spin around this 'hill-scape' from the Interpass to the Lady Hailes Avenue new state-of-the-art teaching wing of the San F'do General Hospital and the National Academy of the Performing Arts. Cipero Street businesses, La Chapelle Street residences, the Cross Crossing hub, 'Sando Hill', bottleneck traffic jams, all contribute towards a buzzing city.  Remember to check out the full posts on San Fernando Hill and if you have already done so ... twice is nice! Click and go from right here ...

http://trailspots.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-of-hill-part-1.html  
and
http://trailspots.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-of-hill-part-2.html

It's just another busy day in the second city ... San Fernando!

For those who haven't visited in a while or who have never come to San Fernando in the south-land, let this be your reminder or pre-view!
Let's mingle ... let's move!


New San Fernando General Hospital wing (scaffolding now removed),
at the intersection of Lady Hailes Av. and The Promenade.  Reportedly, providing an additional 216 beds. 

Environmental Awareness 'posters' on San Fernando Hill

The Huge Water Storage Tank Facility
at the Base of the Hill  (WASA)

Southern Medical car-park on Quenca Street (downhill view)

Heading towards the High St., downtown 'bottleneck' from Quenca St.

Cipero Street- a gently sloping, busy main street, along  the front of the yellow building  
(meeting Coffee St., almost at the base of San F'do Hill to the north/left) 

Traffic jam on Cipero St.; businesses are growing upward fast

Residential area just off Cipero Street;
 around La Chapelle St.

Trinidad and Tobago Electricity Commission (T.T.E.C.)
 on Cipero Street

National Academy of the Performing Arts - NAPA (South), on Lady Hailes Avenue
Strategically placed business advertisement at Cross Crossing 

The Cross Crossing intersection (where six main roads meet) 

National Petroleum Service Station at Cross Crossing; a landmark in San Fernando
View on leaving San Fernando from the south-side inter-pass


Pay a visit to the city soon! 

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