Before drones, aerial photographs of the island were difficult and costly to produce. One had to hire an airplane and secure a photographer with the appropriate equipment, then develop the images in a dark room. It goes without saying that aerial images of the island are rare but the ones that do exist paint the picture of the metamorphosis of our little island. The images below are some of our favorite aerial photos from The Bermudian’s archives.



The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo in Flatts Inlet


City of Hamilton and Hamilton Harbor


Somerset Bridge


Mid-Ocean Club and Golf Course




The Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and Hamilton Princess Hotel


South shore beaches and the Great Sound


Albuoy’s Point


The Town of St. George


Cup Match at Wellington Oval


Darrell’s Island