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Slanted Door , originally uploaded by pictureinfocus . BDOSGL072308_0068-0069Z1 Slanted Door Garden Land, Country Road St. Michael, Bar...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Old Red Window (08-04-2006)


Old Red Window, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Old Red Window
Walking Into My Past
Country Road,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-04-2006)



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Old Probation Office (08-04-2006)


Old Probation Office, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Old Probation Office
Walking Into My Past
Country Road,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-04-2006)


Fear can be measure by a lot of things. And for me, it was the mere sight and sounds that came from this building. When I was a boy this building was known as The Probation Office. However, I never saw an adult taken there for council. It was frequented by children, mainly boys.
Really out of control disobedient kids were sent there for discipline. They were flogged as punishment. Screams and wailings could be heard from the outside.

Before I was born (sometime in the 1940s or 1950s) the lovely old structure was the home of the Rector for the Calvary Moravian Church on Roebuck Street. Today this lovely building is home to the Christian Self Help Center.

I cannot help admiring this wonderful Barbadian building. It is truly beautiful.

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Welfare Office Building (08-04-2006)


Welfare Office Building, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.


Old Welfare Building
Old Welfare Building, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Welfare Office Building
Walking Into My Past
Country Road,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-04-2006)


My youth took me to this place plenty of times. It was my task to pick up my grandmother’s welfare check. Even though I did not relish the waiting in line, the big plum tree in the back of the premises was a welcomed treat after. And if that was not enough, the countless tamarind trees near The Sugar Bond trees kept a little boy like me busy.

As always, my grandmother would give me 10 cents for my troubles. So all in all, the Welfare Office was not a bad deal after all.

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Walking Into My Past, Barbados (08-04-2006)


Welfare Office, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

Walking Into My Past,
Barbados
Bridgetown to Christ Church
(08-04-2006)


Like any other morning my aunt was up early readying herself for work. By 5:45 AM we were in the city of Bridgetown. My aunt went to her floral store and I went walking into my past. Taking Roebuck street, I headed to Country Road. I took shot as I walk along the same street (road) I did as a child. This road took me to Passage road and I visited some friends.

Later I walked along Bay Street and took shots of the Catholic Church and The Old Eye Hospital.

I walked even further along Bay Street and up to the Garrison Savannah. Hastings Road was calling and I found some quaint structures to keep my camera happy. My walk ended at Hastings Rocks.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Around The House in Joypa Drive, Barbados (07-23-2006)

Around The House in Joypa Drive
Christ Church, Barbados
(07-23-2006)


Sleep is a problem when I am on vacation in Barbados. It seems that when 5 AM comes I am up and ready to go. I would get a cup of ginger tea then walk around the house taking pictures of anything and everything. I must be possessed.


Just Leave Me Be, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.


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Just Leave Me Be
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Christ Church, Barbados
(07-23-2006)


My Grandmother’s best friend…

Lizard Incognito
Lizard Incognito, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Lizard Incognito
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Christ Church, Barbados
(07-23-2006)


Frog
Frog, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Frog
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Christ Church, Barbados
(07-23-2006)


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Sunday, April 22, 2007

Give Me Life (08-03-2006)


Give Me Life, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Give Me Life
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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Old Brick Dwelling (08-03-2006)


Old Brick Dwelling, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Old Brick Dwelling
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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There Is Beauty Here (08-03-2006)


There Is Beauty Here, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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There Is Beauty Here
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)




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Come To My Window (08-03-2006)


Come To My Window, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Come To My Window
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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Black And White Window (08-03-2006)


Black And White Window, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Black And White Window
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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Art on Roebuck Street (08-03-2006)


Art on Roebuck Street, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Art on Roebuck Street
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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Can You See Me? (08-03-2006)


Can You See Me?, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Can You See Me?
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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Sign In Front of Wall (08-03-2006)


Sign In Front of Wall, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Sign In Front of Wall
Walking Bridgetown
Roebuck Street, Bridgetown,
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-03-2006)


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