#TPThursday: An Eyecatching Jamaican Church

I love when I happen upon a beautiful Jamaican church such as this one, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, in St. Ann. My cousin and I were taking the kids to the beach when she spun the car around and said she wanted to show me something.

I jumped out of the car before she could come to a complete stop. Thankfully, I had my camera — I hardly leave home without it.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Ann
Our Lady of Perpetual Help, St. Ann

The eye-catching Spanish-style church was built between 1939 and 1943 from local timber, and cut stone, some of which came from the Peter Martyr Catholic Church. Construction of Peter Martyr began in 1534 at Sevilla la Nueva, the first Spanish settlement in Jamaica. Only the walls were completed when the capital was moved from Sevilla to Spanish Town and Peter Martyr was abandoned.

This is my submission to this week’s Travel Photo Thursday series, which is organized by Nancie at Budget Travelers Sandbox. Hope you’ll head over and check out more photos from locations around the world.


18 comments on “#TPThursday: An Eyecatching Jamaican Church

  1. Love the colorful flowers lining the walkway and the walls. It adds a mysterious look to the church. Beautiful!

  2. I just love old churches, there’s something so peaceful about them. This one is particularly beautiful…I love the flowers and ivy growing up the side!

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