A man measures vinyl floor covering in Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)

Before the devastating floods Christmas Eve night, Christmas 2013 was shaping up to be like any regular Christmas in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

Here are some of the scenes we captured in Kingstown on Christmas Eve.

A child holds a toy as he is carried by a woman in Middle Street Kingstown on Christmas Eve 2013. (IWN photo)
A child holds a toy as he is carried by a woman in Middle Street, Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)
Bootlegged copies of A Madea Christmas and other films are offered for sale in Middle Street, Kingstown. (IWN photo)
Bootlegged copies of “A Madea Christmas” and other films are offered for sale in Middle Street, Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)
A man sells eggs from the back of a van on Christmas Eve. The price of eggs soared to EC$20 a dozen. (IWN photo)
A man sells eggs from the back of a van on Christmas Eve. The price of eggs soared to EC$20 a dozen. (IWN photo)
A man sells fruits from a stand decorated in keeping with the Christmas season. (IWN photo)
A man sells fruits from a stand decorated in keeping with the Christmas season. (IWN photo)
A man makes a donation to the Salvation Army Kettle Appeal in Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)
A man makes a donation to the Salvation Army Kettle Appeal in Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)
A woman eats while volunteering at a Salvation Army donation point on Christmas Eve in Kingstown. (IWN photo)
A woman eats while volunteering at a Salvation Army donation point in Kingstown on Christmas Eve . (IWN photo)

 

Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chat in Middle Street, Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)
Missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints chat in Middle Street, Kingstown on Christmas Eve. (IWN photo)

 

A man tries to entice passers-by to play "Three Cards" in Middle Street on Christmas Eve. In the lead up to Christmas, police reminded the public  to stay away from the game. (IWN photo)
A man tries to entice passers-by to play “Three Cards” in Middle Street, Kingstown on Christmas Eve. In the lead up to Christmas, police reminded the public to stay away from the game. (IWN photo)

 

 

 

 

 

2 replies on “In photos: Christmas Eve 2013 — before the floods”

  1. After all the sad ones from the flood, these photos are very enjoyable, uplifting and refreshing as they reveal some of the joys and beauty of the season as persons went about their usual Christmas activities. Good thinking with this post!

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