A Tour of St Helena In 12 Pictures

St Helena Tour in Pictures An unusual view of the turbines on Deadwood Plain through the long zoom, with the hulk of Longwood Barn rising up in the background.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
An unusual view of the turbines on Deadwood Plain through the long zoom, with the hulk of Longwood Barn rising up in the background.

PHOTOS FROM THE HARD DRIVE | Darrin Henry

Right place, right time, applies with photography a lot, especially when we’re out and about on St Helena with the camera. We often end up capturing something unexpected and totally random, simply because we just happened to be there and the light was right.

We’ve been more active this year (2016) than normal, all because of Project 366, resulting in a hard drive full of weird and wonderful images from across the island.

“In no particular order…” as they say, here are 12 pictures of St Helena, a little quirky photographic tour around the island, just for fun.

St Helena Tour in Pictures Framed flowers - bougainvillea at the Castle in Jamestown.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
Framed flowers – bougainvillea at the Castle in Jamestown.

St Helena Tour in Pictures They don't make 'em like this anymore. Wooden window frames in a very old country house, still stylish even though they could do with a little paint.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
They don’t make ’em like this anymore. Wooden window frames in a very old country house, still stylish even though they could do with a little paint.

St Helena Tour in Pictures You would think the circus trapeze safety net had been left out - not quite and not nearly as glamorous! This net covers the dump at Horse Point, designed to keep out the birds.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
You would think the circus trapeze safety net had been left out – not quite and not nearly as glamorous! This net covers the dump at Horse Point, designed to keep out the birds.

St Helena Tour in Pictures A few minutes after the rain, a February morning rainbow over the Jamestown anchorage. There were plenty of yachts on the moorings at that time as well.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
A few minutes after the rain, a February morning rainbow over the Jamestown anchorage. There were plenty of yachts on the moorings at that time as well.

St Helena Tour in Pictures Like matchboxes, Half Tree Hollow glows in the evening sunset, photographed from the top of High Knoll. In the distance the hillside fences above Jamestown are visible, as is the Mundens lookout station.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
Like matchboxes, Half Tree Hollow glows in the evening sunset, photographed from the top of High Knoll. In the distance the hillside fences above Jamestown are visible, as is the Mundens lookout station.

St Helena Tour in Pictures A view of the Jamestown court house from inside the St James Church clock tower.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
A view of the Jamestown court house from inside the St James Church clock tower.

St Helena Tour in Pictures Close up view of the glory bush flowers near Napoleon's Tomb in Alarm Forest.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
Close up view of the glory bush flowers near Napoleon’s Tomb in Alarm Forest.

St Helena Tour in Pictures It's a thankless job but at least the view is good. A lonely scarecrow watches over the crops in Longwood.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
It’s a thankless job but at least the view is good. A lonely scarecrow watches over the crops in Longwood.

St Helena Tour in Pictures Classic Jamestown. Main Street buildings viewed from across Castle Gardens.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
Classic Jamestown. Main Street buildings viewed from across Castle Gardens.

St Helena Tour in Pictures We shall call this the thorn tree haircut. A rather severe pruning job in Longwood.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
We shall call this the thorn tree haircut. A rather severe pruning job in Longwood.

St Helena Tour in Pictures Rusting cannons, abandoned at the bottom of the cliff below Mundens.

St Helena Tour in Pictures
Rusting cannons, abandoned at the bottom of the cliff below Mundens.

6 thoughts on “A Tour of St Helena In 12 Pictures

  1. Great photos! It’s hard to encapsulate such a magical place in twelve photos, but nicely done. It makes us very nostalgic, since we were on the RMS back to Cape Town a year ago today. We very much enjoyed our 8 day visit and wish we could have spent more time on your lovely isle.

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    • Thanks guys. Yes, you’re right, 12 photos is tough! The choosing has been going on for weeks can you believe. Think we’ll do more of these collections as there are so many great pictures hiding away on the drives! Thanks for the comment, bet you didn’t think a year ago the RMS would still be in service today? Cheers 🙂

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