La Fiesta Mall: The glory that was

SAIPAN—The yawning emptiness of the ruins of La Fiesta Mall in San Roque village remains a constant attraction to locals and tourists who pass by. The halls that once reverberated with music, laughter and activities now stretches emptily, dumped with piles of broken glass, steel bars and a hundred other debris—remnants of what was once a…

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The glory that was the Palms beachfront

        RECENTLY, I had the chance to spend a blissful hour taking photos of the sunset at the once-bustling beachside of the now closed Palms Resort in San Roque. I and my photographer buddy Donna walked on the sand from Paupau Beach as we made our way to the lonely beachfront one…

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Remains of a sugar mill

 I still haven’t figured out how I missed seeing the remains of the old sugar mill on this island during my first two trips, but the dilapidated structure did not escape my lens during my most recent trip last month. Buddy Pat and I had been driving around the commercial seaport looking for just anything…

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