Christmas at Port Vila Post Office, Vanuatu

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Comments (16)

bdeh on August 13, 2009

I remember those nice trees. We saw them in Oz too. Greetings Berend

Ghiocela on August 14, 2009

Lovely ..lovely....lovely..Ian! I like very much!! My greetings, Simona

©IR Stehbens on August 17, 2009

Hi Berend. Yes this is a Poinciana. In some areas in the Pacific the locals call them Christmas Trees because of their green foliage and bright red blooms at Christmas time... such as here. This photo was taken Christmas week. I have one of them in my back garden in Brisbane.

Warmest regards,


©IR Stehbens on August 17, 2009

Dear Simona.

I can just see you picking up the fallen red blossoms and decorating your hair with such beauty.



gezginruh on September 28, 2009

That's red!

Wonderful view dear Ian. Füsun

©IR Stehbens on September 29, 2009

I love Vanuatu, Füsun. The colours and the warmth of the people make it special.

Warmest regards,


©IR Stehbens on January 14, 2010

This photo was taken from the stairs leading down from PCV precinct. Thanks for the suggestion, but the marker marks the place - a GE & Panoramio expectation - from which the photo was taken (with a 100mm lens).



Ghiocela on January 14, 2010

Hello Ian! That pretty picture, virtual, you have created .. in just a few words..!Thanks! Have a wonderful day!! Simona

©IR Stehbens on January 14, 2010

They call this the "Christmas Tree" in Vanuatu, Simona, for it is adorned in bright red flowers back by soft green foliage, during December.

Hope you have had a wonderful time with friends during the holiday period.


J Seiffert on March 1, 2010

Amazing that there was no traffic at the time. Good timing! Normally very busy!

©IR Stehbens on March 2, 2010

Christmas Day, is the explanation, J Seiffert. And thanks for the compliment. I am pleased that you have enjoyed your time in Port Vila.


**omidka&Arman** on June 1, 2010

added photo to my FAV list ♥ ♥

©IR Stehbens on June 2, 2010

That's wonderful, Omdika. I am pleased that you appreciate this image so much. Thanks,


©IR Stehbens on December 7, 2010

Thanks Minimal 7. Locally in Vanuatu they are called Christmas Trees, being in full bllom in red and green for Christmas. This was Christmas morning!

Warm regards. Ian

Ngọc Viên Nguyễn on April 18, 2012

Ảnh đẹp, góc chụp đẹp, like 2.

©IR Stehbens on April 19, 2012

Thanks Ngọc Viên,

Seeing and sharing the beauty of this tree that morning is special when others appreciate it.

Regards from Australia,


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