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Category: Culture

Suriname proud of Multiculturalism

Suriname is Proud of Multiculturalism in the Country

Only a swampy coast with a wild hinterland left Spaniards and Portuguese in South America to the Dutch. The smallest country on the continent is still clearly marked by its traces. „Surreyham“ nannte Baron Willoughby of Parham das mittlere Land der südamerikanischen Guyanas, es war für ihn der Garten Eden: „Ein wahrhaft paradiesischer Flecken, der…
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Suriname: Digital Artwork by John Holfinger

Suriname is a piece of digital artwork by John Holfinger which was uploaded on February 15th, 2015.

Gouvernementshuis Paramaribo

View of Paramaribo

Government House and Square in Paramaribo. On the left the Waterkant with the corner house on the corner of the square. The stately homes date from after 1821, when this street burned down completely due to a fire that started in a warehouse behind the corner house. On the waterfront lies the so-called government staircase,…
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Paramaribo Colonial Houses

Historic Inner City of Paramaribo

Paramaribo is a former Dutch colonial town from the 17th and 18th centuries planted on the northern coast of tropical South America. The original and highly characteristic street plan of the historic centre remains intact. Its buildings illustrate the gradual fusion of Dutch architectural influence with traditional local techniques and materials. Paramaribo is a former…
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