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Saturday, December 29, 2007

The Ruins at Farley Hill


The Ruins at Farley Hill, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Ruins at Farley Hill
Farley Hill National Park
St. Peter, Barbados
Event: Soca on De Hill, Barbados
Series: Soca on De Hill, Barbados
(07-22-2007)


So here I am at Farley Hill National Park in hills of St. Peter. Soca on De Hill is in full swing and even though I arrived late I am early. Folk are coming in droves with one intention in mind, to party and listen to the likes of the local band krosfyah with Edwin Yearwood, the Trinidadian sensation Machel Montano, sweet trini queen Destra backed by the Atlantik band, Rupee, and a number of the popular local soca artistes who are pumping or fueling the music for Crop-Over 2007.

But it is odd seeing a show situated in the ruins of the Farley Hill House. The initial house was built in 1818. Over a period of 50 years it grew in size and was then regarded as one of the most extraordinary mansion in Barbados. One of it most influenced owners was Sir Graham Briggs, a wealthy planter. He improved on the house and the landscaped of the property.

The house was used in the pleasant film Island in the Sun; however, it was later destroyed by fire. The Queen of England, Elizabeth II, officially open Farley Hill as a Nation Park in 1966.

But so many people are here. I am walking the high ground and looking on to a vast green below. The breeze is wonderful and most welcomed. The jagged Atlantic coast is in sight. It is a beautiful. The scenic vista is taking a hold of me. The pulsating music is slowly being tuned out. I am hypnotized by the view.

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Sunday, December 23, 2007

Looking Out To Carlisle Bay

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Looking Out To Carlisle Bay
Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


What a beautiful vista looking out onto Carlisle Bay. I can imagine this place with loads of ships and other vessels with goods and slaves bound for other places. Imagine the hurricanes that ravage through this Bay on more that one occasion, killing many. Those days are long gone. It is peaceful now.

Look straight across from where I am and you will see the new Hilton Hotel perched on Needham’s Point. White sandy beaches and clear waters can summons any visitor to this Bay. You can be captivated, even overwhelmed.

But not many can say they had an uncle who worked at the Old Hilton on that same site. He was a chef there for some 25 years or so. Now, like him, like the history of the Bay, all forgotten. Until some poor soul like me unearth relics stories of the past, giving some form, some meat, some substance for you to dwell upon.

Carlisle Bay is beautiful. Keep in mind she is like a child. She needs to be loved.

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A Hard Bed


A Hard Bed, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A Hard Bed
St. George Street
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


Baxter’s Road is behind me now. The old Lower Green Bus Stand is now my current location. And here on St. George Street is Courts Department Store. It is the Sears of America right here in Barbados.

Through the side alley one can get to Pelican Road. That is my destination now. But here I am looking at a homeless person lying by one of the side doors to Courts Department Store. Here we have a shopping cart, an empty drink container, and a bed as hard as the social ills that still haunt some Barbadian communities. We know it best as poverty.

So, I am moving on. There is not much I can do here other than pray. Even if he was up and I gave him money, it would only be temporary. He is fast asleep and seems comfortable. That is until he wakes up and reality starts to become unbearable skin. Maybe on my next trip here I won’t find him. And I would hope he is doing well and moving on with this ever striving Barbados.

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Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's Taking Over Me


It's Taking Over Me, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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It's Taking Over Me
Mas Band: The Refugees
Theme: Imagine
Section: PINK CHAMPAGNE
Band Leader: Roger Millar
Designer: Lisa & Lee-Ann Millar
National Stadium, St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Barbados Crop Over 2007 - Kadooment Day
(08-06-2007)


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A Crop Over Beauty


A Crop Over Beauty, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A Crop Over Beauty
Mas Band: The Refugees
Theme: Imagine
Section: PELICAN ISLAND
Band Leader: Roger Millar
Designer: Lisa & Lee-Ann Millar
National Stadium, St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Barbados Crop Over 2007 - Kadooment Day
(08-06-2007)


The morning was lovely and the fever of Crop Over was in the lingering in the warm air. Everyone was readying themselves to play mas for the judges. Me, I was looking for emotion and beauty all wrapped up in passion.

Then, beauty emerged in the form of a reveler. She was carnival, bacchanal, festival, Kadooment, and Crop Over. She was, simply put, captivating.

Click…click…click…

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

A Grand View of Tudor Street

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A Grand View of Tudor Street
Tudor Street, St. Michael, Barbados
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


The Old Central Police Station looks like a dominant aged fort. Still standing…

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Sunday, December 09, 2007

The Dying Of an Old Building


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The Dying Of an Old Building
Baxter’s Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


If you have ever seen some of the wonderful and fantastic well kept old colonial buildings in Old Virginia then you know where I am headed with this one. Why not here on Baxter’s Road in lovely Barbados?

Well part of the problem is that some of these buildings are not owed by the government. They are, still to some extent, in the hands of the wealthy. They seem not to be interested in restoring these wonderful structures. With out racking the brain, it can be said they are more than likely waiting for some deep pocket developer to come along with some mega project. And you know the project will have no regard for history or its preservation.

Well, enjoy the image. We can never be sure when some of these old places will be under the wrecking ball.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

A Window from The Past


A Window from The Past, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A Window from The Past
Central Police Station (Main Guard)
Baxter’s Road & Reed Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


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Closed White Windows


Closed White Windows, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Closed White Windows
Central Police Station (Main Guard)
Baxter’s Road & Reed Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Central Police Station (Main Guard)

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Central Police Station (Main Guard)
Lower Baxter’s Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


It goes without saying that I love this fortified building. This is the Central Police Station or to the locals the Main Guard. When this great building was erected I am not sure, but it has to be prior to 1832.

Henry Nelson Coleridge, an editor and avid lover of the letter of the law, once said "His Majesty’s Council, the General Assembly, the Judge, the juries, the debtors and the felons, all live together in the same house". In the past, the Law Courts, the jail, and the Legislature were all in this building.

The Legislature may not be there any more, but you can still tend Court, pick up a copy of your birth certificate or baptismal records, and criminals are still temporarily remanded there.

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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Window Hoods


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Window Hoods
Baxter’s Road & Reed Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Baxter’s Road: Five Dollar Door

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Baxter’s Road: Five Dollar Door
Baxter’s Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


Growing up in a village setting was wonderful and colorful for me. My grandmother and aunt sent me to the shop many times to buy stuff like sugar, salt, flour, meat, and drinks. I never thought of it then, but a shop was an intricate part of village life. And for many folk I am sure it was a place to gather information and catch up on all the happenings.

There are still old fashion shops in Barbados, but by no stretch of the imagination are there many. So if you are relatively young, you may have to ask your grandmother or some other village elder to tell you about when the village shop was king.

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Old Village Shop Door

To this old red door came many village folk
Looking for their supplies of salt, sugar, and meats
Conversations with the shopkeeper over the old pound scale
Trying their best to get every ounce into the folded brown paper
The shop’s larder with fine wire netting housed
Wonderful ham and cheese cutters that wet the throats
And noises coming from all angles filled the shops
Accompanied with sweet smells of all types of food
Behind this door gossip and secrets were told and spread
As if the entire village were hidden somewhere
In the shop’s secret holes and crevasses, just waiting to unleash
But now old faces and voices are no longer within
What was once a vital part of village life was abandoned
The decay is somewhat hurtful and painfully sad
Life still clings here as long as memories can be revived
Even the harshest of plant life understands
And it grows at the foot of the once travel shop door
Looking for comfort and love, and maybe a soft voice
Saying, welcome, welcome…welcome

Keith H. Clarke (PictureInFocus / BarbadosInFocus)
10-30-2007


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Monday, October 29, 2007

Baxter’s Road: The Wall


Baxter’s Road: The Wall

Baxter’s Road: The Wall, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Wall
Baxter’s Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


The fa├žade of this wonderful brick structure still stands. But the body of the building has fallen away. To be honest I am not sure what restoration can be done on the building to ensure it depicts the Baxter’s Road of old.

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Pigeon Sentinels


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Pigeon Sentinels
Baxter’s Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


Maybe there is a shop keeper beyond that window waiting to open the shop when the time is right.

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Shop Closed



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Shop Closed, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Shop Closed
Baxter’s Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: A Sunday Walk Along Baxter’s Road to Bridgetown
(08-13-2006)


Sundays are for relaxing, going to the beach, escaping to that far away picnic, or just having some folks over for lunch. But for me I am going to take a stroll through Bridgetown.

The city should be peaceful and you should be able to appreciate the lovely old buildings that are fast disappearing from the city landscape. Baxter’s Road will be my avenue to the heart of Bridgetown. There are many old single room shops that line Baxter’s Road. At night it comes alive with the smell of frying fish from the old time vendors. If you truly want to see island life then you need to visit Baxter’s Road.

I can feel the old days of soft drinks, sugar, salt, bread, and any other goods the neighborhood shops had on their selves.

I have got my camera gear and some much needed water, now I am going to walk into the past.

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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Glenglo


Glenglo, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Glenglo
Christ Church, Barbados
Series: From Bridgetown to Gloria’s Home
(08-10-2006)


What is there in a name? Well, it means a lot to most Bajans when they name their homes. Most of them are nice. But then they are others that just sound crazy.

I love the name of Gloria’s house (Glenglo). It is a combination of her name and her husband’s name (Glendville).

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Coconut Trees into the Night

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Coconut Trees into the Night
Christ Church, Barbados
Series: From Bridgetown to Gloria’s Home
(08-10-2006)


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Sitting on Queen’s Park Wall

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Sitting on Queen’s Park Wall
Queen's Park
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bridgetown to Gloria’s Home
(08-10-2006)


Passing Queen’s Park gives you a feeling of freedom. No, I am not talking about freedom from enslavement, just the freedom to get away for a bit in the green.

But, I got to thinking seeing this young lady sitting on the wall (near the exit to the park), how she looks like she was trapped behind freedom. Sometimes, I guess, life can seem like that. Bars can be just about anywhere, if you really got to looking.

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Horse Memories


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Horse Memories
Boarded Hall Farm
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


Horses are absolutely beautiful animals. And it goes without saying that we compare things and people to the sheer power of the beautiful beast. You can always find someone describing their car or some fast machine by the horse power it has. But for me I am going to keep it simple.

Yes, simple, because my love for horses did not come from going to the race track with my father, even though we did. Nor, did it come from hour spent in some horse betting establishment. It came from growing up in the Garden Land as a boy and seeing the only horse around for miles. In Tamarind Lane, under rows of Tamarind trees, this beautiful aging horse would be staked out. We as kids played around the horse with both excitement and fear. When the owner, Livy, a man who seemed to be as old as the hills, always aloud us to pet the animal. That meant a lot to us kids in the neighborhood.

Even the sometimes distasteful smell of the horse could not deter us, and the accidental step into the manure was always looked upon as dirty. But Livy used to sell the manure to the surrounding folk. And its use was also in demand for preventing little kids from sucking their fingers. This I know from experience. One time Livy followed my older sister home with the horse threatening her he would wrap the manure around her finger if she would not stop sucking her finger. Needless to say, and I am not at all kidding, she stop sucking her finger some time after.

So now that I am walking beautiful St. George and happened upon this wonderful horse in the paddock I am just remembering all those precious moments spent growing up in the Garden Land. Those memories were truly great, even if it was with one old horse.

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Birth of a Wall House


The Birth of a Wall House, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Birth of a Wall House
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Tyrol Cot to Passage Road
(08-09-2007)


Everything evolves, even Chattel houses. In this instance the wood house is dead or dying and out of its wretched soul is the rising of a Wall (brick) House. Even though many Chattel houses can be seen around the island, they are fast becoming a thing of the past.

Monday, October 08, 2007

S p a r r o w


S p a r r o w, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

1. Sparrow, 2. Sparrow Sparrow

Sparrow
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


Sparrows are such wonderful small creatures. In Barbados there are so plentiful, and not having any natural predator to contend with they flourish. Their continuous darting and disjunctive flying fascinates me.

In my childhood these lovely creatures have always gotten in the way of my FLY-TRAPS that were set for doves. So naturally, I hated them. But now it is all different. I am completely captivated by the shear beauty of the common Barbadian sparrow.

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S i m p l y * B a r b a d o s

1. Leaf in the Sky, 2. Old Jetty, 3. Black Framed Sunset, 4. The Color of Wood, 5. Strong Security, 6. Emancipation Sunset Revisited, 7. Black And White Window, 8. Jaguar Madness, 9. River Bay, 10. Old Man on Bicycle, 11. Grey Sunset at Hilton Beach, 12. Jetty Beach House, 13. Art on Roebuck Street, 14. The Empire Theatre, 15. Framed Sea View, 16. Coconut Limbs by the Sea

Close Housing


Close Housing, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Close Housing
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


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Tractor Wheel


Tractor Wheel, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Tractor Wheel
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


This tractor has not seen a sugarcane plantation in a while. Nor has it hauled cane grass for cattle like in the old days. It has seen its share of thankless hard labor.

But when you sugar your tea, eat a lovely steak, or just enjoyed some nice cheese, just remember tractors like this dismembered one has done its job. Just be thankful than you did not have to go pull the sugarcane to sweeten your precious tea.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

Still a Jaguar


Still a Jaguar, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Still a Jaguar
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


Name the car and you are sure to find loads of them in Barbados. A Jaguar is no exception. These types of cars are very popular with lawyers, doctors, and politicians.

This cute Jag seems to be a 70s model with leather interior and wood (maybe mahogany) dash and wheel. But don’t let that fool you. This baby may be old and decrepit looking. And you might even say it holds court with junk. But, it is still a Jaguar.

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Coconuts


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Coconuts
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


Many folks love coconut water. But how many would venture to climb the tree to get it…not many I am sure. So looking at this tree laden with coconuts, I wonder who is going to risk going onto this vacant property and climb that tree. Well, not me. My climbing days are over.

But, it was not always that way. We had a coconut tree in the yard when we were kids. Matter of fact, we had two. My aunt and grandmother could not keep my cousin Tee Tee (because he loved tea) and I out of the trees. Imagine, 8 o’clock at night and we up in a coconut tree drinking what else, coconuts.

All this activity caught up with my cousin, he got stung by a bubble bee while climbing the coconut tree one day. His face was completely swollen. Oh, what a sight…

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Rainy Day


Rainy Day, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Rainy Day
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


Summer vacations are full of highs. And then there are the low points. Those are the days where the weather sends the mind into recess. The camera then becomes a fun thing and shooting anything without reason rules. Trying to shoot something meaningful seems an impossible task.

So here goes nothing.

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Dove Bathing


Dove Bathing, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Dove Bathing
Passage Garden, Passage Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Passage Road, Barbados
(08-06-2006)


Watching this dove bathing on the rooftop brings back so many memories. The days of hunting them are long gone. And my slingshot (gutterperk) is all but lost somewhere in my belongings, never to be used again.

From time to time my grandmother still challenges me to see if I could still catch these wonderful birds. But, I will only shoot them with my camera now.

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Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Color of Wood


The Color of Wood, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Color of Wood
Old Chattel Houses
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


Wood is wood, even if it is decaying. And the beauty this house still posses is remarkable. However, a little fixer upper is in order.

Some see broken glass, damaged wood, and peeling paint. I see a lovely old chattel house that has gone by the wayside, dilapidated with age.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Red Roof


Red Roof, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Red Roof
Buttals Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Flamboyant Tree


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Flamboyant Tree
Buttals Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Buttals Plantation


Buttals Plantation, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Buttals Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Storage Facility at Brighton Plantation

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Storage Facility at Brighton Plantation
Brighton Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


Apparently this used to be some sort of storage facility for the Brighton Plantation. It is located directly across from the plantation house.

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Sunday, September 09, 2007

The Empire Theatre


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The Empire Theatre
Probyn Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Walk along Bay Street
(08-13-2005)


This beautiful limestone and brick building, The Empire Theater, was built in 1922 by a group of investors. The climate at the time dictated that the theater could not only afford to accommodate theatrical performances. Hence, some vaudeville acts and shot screen pieces were done. In the end films won out over the ever decreasing theatrical shows.

In the 1940s it was owned by The British Colonial Film Exchange, Ltd. Today it is in disrepair and it slated by the government to be restored to it glory and be the home for the National Company for Performing Arts.

You can also read an article the Barbados Nation Newspaper did on the Empire Theatre.

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Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Marriage of Colors


The Marriage of Colors, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Marriage of Colors
Wellington Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


Colors combinations are everywhere, if you just look. This is not a chattel house but it just as important. It is what you might call a galvanize zinc fence or barrier separating houses.

But I am shooting this just for pure colors. The marriage of green and the rusty red here is wonderful. Click…I gone…

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Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Brighton Plantation House


Brighton Plantation House, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Brighton Plantation House
Brighton Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


How many of these old lovely structures have I passed in my youth not knowing the beauty that lies within? With such great design and form they have outlived many a hurricane. They have shown great resilience and prove that they will be here for years to come.

This old plantation is called Brighton Plantation. It is located in St. George in the middle of the island. And every Saturday morning a unique thing happens. It becomes The Brighton Framers Market. Framers form near and far venture here to sell their vegetables and fruit.

If need be you can also get a cup of tea or coffee to get you going.

The architecture of the buildings on this property is simply marvelous. I am not a 100% sure but if the Brighton House is still part of the plantation, then it is one of the oldest houses in Barbados. Historical notes have indicated the house was built in 1652.

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Plantation Window


Plantation Window, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Plantation Window
Brighton Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Two Upper Windows


Two Upper Windows, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Two Upper Windows
Brighton Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Brighton Plantation Tower


Brighton Plantation Tower, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Brighton Plantation Tower
Brighton Plantation
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Around The Bend


Around The Bend, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Around The Bend
St. George, Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Distant St. Luke's Anglican Church


St. Luke's Anglican Church
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Distant St. Luke's Anglican Church
Brighton, St. George,
Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Small House Big Land


Small House Big Land, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Small House Big Land
Byde Mill, St. George
Barbados
Series: Walking From Jopya Drive to Byde Mill
(07-29-2006)


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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ya Sweet One


Ya Sweet One, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Ya Sweet One
Mas Band: The Refugees
Theme: Imagine
Section: Pelican Island
Band Leader: Roger Millar
Designer: Lisa & Lee-Ann Millar
National Stadium, St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Barbados Crop Over 2007 - Kadooment Day (08-06-2007)
(08-06-2007)


I am track side at the Nation Stadium and I feeling good with the music pumping in my ears. Look at all these women, gosh. Right now this one caught my eye. She motioning to me to take her picture and I am going to indulge her. Wow, click, I am gone…

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A Window with Character


A Window with Character, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A Window with Character
Wellington Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


I am finding that I love shooting parts of chattel houses. The windows, t he door, the louvers, latches, and door knobs, all fascinate me.

With my camera in hand and camera gear on my back, I am getting strange looks from folks. Questions like: Are you working for the Nation Newspaper; are you working for the NCF (National Cultural Foundation); who are you working for. These are the questions I am receiving.

Smiling, I am just smiling while I taking parts of the vintage looking chattel house. Darn, I need some water already. It is getting hotter. Click…I am gone…

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Window Curtains


Window Curtains, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Window Curtains
Wellington Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


The sun is what it is, hot. The air is warm and I am in Wellington Street, near the famous Nelson Street. My sister-in-law’s office is close by so I gave her a shout out. I am on my way to Pan In The City. But first let me take this shot. I just love the color of this chattel house and the way the sun is making it so appealing. The window says it all. It is just a wonderful view. Click…I am gone…

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