A three hour flight from Sydney and a regular day stop on South Pacific Cruises, Noumea is the capital of the Archipelago and French Territory of New Caledonia.
While there are resorts and beaches and, I’m told, a healthy abundance of French Patisseries on the island, I only spent a few hours there and, sadly, don’t remember that much about it. I know there was street art though. I have the photos to prove it.
Contemporary aerosol art adorned the some of the derelict buildings outside the city, while in the centre of town more traditional wood carvings, representing the indigenous Melanesian, or Kanak, culture of the island, were proudly displayed in front of government buildings and, in one instance, the door of St Joseph’s Cathedral.
Here’s a sample:
Looking for a little more culture? More into pictures than a bunch of stupid words and junk? Then why not click on my previous street art flavoured posts: