The white piles are 99.9% pure salt awaiting loading onto ship for export. The pink coloring of the evaporation pools is caused by a bacteria that only grows in water of extremely high salt content.
The natural harbor divides the colorful city of Curacao.
The floating bridge, originally built in the late 1800's is now used only for foot traffic. It opens frequently to allow marine traffic to pass. Dozens of tanker ships bring crude oil from Venezuela and carry finished products to the US and Europe.
A modern high arched bridge carries vehicle traffic across the channel.
The Vision of The Seas in Curacao