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    andynap is offline andynap's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Oct 2002
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    1974 road to St. Jean

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    cassidain is offline cassidain's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Jul 2007
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    i'm a bit disoriented. is the moke headed toward or away from nikki beach ?
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    Eve is offline Eve's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Jun 2008
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Toward.

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    Dennis is offline Dennis's Avatar Senior Insider Joined: Apr 2004
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    i'm a bit disoriented. is the moke headed toward or away from nikki beach ?
    There was no Nikki Beach.

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    JEK is offline JEK's Avatar Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by Eve View Post
    Toward.
    Away.
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    Bart -my real name- is offline SBH Insider Joined: Nov 2009
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    The posting says "between the bar and the butcher shop". What/where are those landmarks today?

    Is that pond on the right, the same one that is currently being drained and pumped into the bay?

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    JEK is offline JEK's Avatar Senior Insider Joined: Jan 2004
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by Bart -my real name- View Post
    Is that pond on the right, the same one that is currently being drained and pumped into the bay?
    Yes, it was much larger in those days.
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    KevinS is offline KevinS's Avatar Senior Insider Joined: Jul 2003
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    1974 was pre-me, but as I see it, on the hillside in the background is an early incarnation of Village St Jean.

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    Eve is offline Eve's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Jun 2008
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Isn't that the road that came down from Adam Vincent? The pond on the right.

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    Eve is offline Eve's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Jun 2008
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Was there a pond where Camp David is?? How can that be the main road?

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    GMP62 is offline GMP62's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Feb 2015
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Wow! It's amazing to see the massive changes from 1974 to date. If we could only turn back the hands of time...just a little!

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    ChasBidd is offline ChasBidd's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: Dec 2002
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Not 1974. Earlier.
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    islander is offline SBH Insider Joined: May 2005
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by cassidain View Post
    i'm a bit disoriented. is the moke headed toward or away from nikki beach ?
    Cass, 2nd degree humor?

    Really hope so, as not all things "St Jean" can be related to this place of "débauche". Especially in 1974.

    It doesn't really matter where that picture was taken (although pretty clear to me), this is the St. Barths I'd love to meet again.

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    Mike R is offline Mike R's Avatar SBH Insider Joined: May 2003
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by ChasBidd View Post
    Not 1974. Earlier.

    I was thinking the same thing Chas ....I discovered it in late 79 and started to vacation there in 80 and it didn't look anything that rural, in 79 and given how slow things progress down there it would be hard for me to believe it could go from that to what I first saw, in just five short years
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    Bart -my real name- is offline SBH Insider Joined: Nov 2009
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    Quote Originally Posted by islander View Post
    It doesn't really matter where that picture was taken (although pretty clear to me), this is the St. Barths I'd love to meet again.
    To your first point, can you describe where it would be on the island today? Reading this thread, there seems to be conflicting opinions.

    To your second point, that ain't going to happen unless there's some sort of cataclysm like a nuclear war. Er,... um,... you may be seeing that version of St Barths fairly soon after all.

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    bkeats is offline SBH Insider Joined: Jul 2010
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    Re: 1974 road to St. Jean

    I'm as confused like Bart. If this is supposed to be somewhere near the current road passing through St Jean to the north of the salt pond, in order for the pond to be on the right in this perspective, the ocean has to be to the left. However, the hills in the background look to be rising to the left so it doesn't appear to me that is the location. If on the other hand its the same pond but on the southern shore, that makes more sense to me.

    And if there is some sort of cataclysm, I think what you get is something that looks more like this

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    Very cool old picture though.

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