Kingston is a fine City. Its got commerce at the ports. Ships and aircraft leave this island from Kingston multiple times a day. There is vibrancy in its urbanization. Want a Grande Latte to go? its there for the taking.Then there is the ubiquitous Beef Patty. A week of lunches is not complete unless you’ve had one.
The slide show below show a few of the sights in the Kingston and St Andrew Metropolitan area.
Transportation vehicles like taxis and small buses buzz the main roads almost to the point of annoyance. You can’t swat them off they’re there. The main intersections are alive with people. In Half Way Tree at lunch people and cars press together.On Knutsford Blvd you have the feel of city blocks but it doesn’t go far.
At the stop lights vendors walk the line of cars plying their wares. You can buy a fresh fruit, a fly swatter, or have your windscreen washed. Street vendors are everywhere along the roads that customers might frequent. If you don’t buy anything a support contribution might be requested. Hey, anything to pay the bills.
There’s a bit of idle labor available on the island. Many people work for daily or hourly wages as Individual contractors. Private security is huge. There are as much as 3 large companies providing immediate response services to residential and commercial neighborhoods. In some areas they are much more private security guards than police.
The road network in Kingston is generally taxing. Your suspension system and tires will get a work out navigating the many potholes that can come at you out of the blue. There are not many stretches where you can feel comfortable cruising for more than a few seconds except perhaps on the way into the city from the airport along the Palisadoes.
Still the city is beautiful. Sites from the surrounding Hills show a picturesque City in the Sun.