Sunday, September 12, 2010

"The wandering soul drew Robert Louis Stevenson to Samoa"

Fragile health and a wandering soul drew Robert Louis Stevenson to Samoa. This view, toward Apia, is from near his grave site. He and his extended family began to build a home, called Vailima, in these hills in 1890.

A clock tower and the Central Bank are landmarks in Apia, capital of Samoa, once known as Western Samoa. The population today is 220,000 in Samoa, 65,000 in American Samoa.

(Photos by Catherine Watson)

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