Water’s Edge: Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Paria; Caroni Swamp; St. Ann`s River and mangroves filled and reclaimed
History: Spanish, British then US navy; fishing
Current Use: harbour; tourist
Current planning: Trinidad is allowing waterfront development to proceed relatively unfettered.
this Youtube profile shows that architecture is allowed to be distinguished while the people places remain poorly designed and fear inspiring. The space between buildings and water is confined and the city misses the opportunity to revegetate. Few places in the city are friendly but the less than generous spaces of the water’s edge are not inspiring to change a tourist’s feelings of safety. Carnival is played out on the streets in January-February. But there is a lost opportunity to develop the waterfront for the event. What the city does well is provision for ocean going ships. The port has generous docking, providing employment to the local economy. Unless you are cargo on a ship, there is little reason to visit the Port of Spain.