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

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Around The Corner (08-04-2006)


Around The Corner, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Around The Corner
Walking Into My Past
Hastings, Christ Church
Barbados
(08-04-2006)


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Hanging Branch (08-04-2006)


Hanging Branch, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Hanging Branch
Walking Into My Past
Hastings, Christ Church
Barbados
(08-04-2006)


If seclusion is paramount, then this is the beach for you. As a boy I came to this stretch of beach to hunt sea cat and grain (spear) small fish. Because the coral reef is rather close to the shore many locals prefer to bath on other beaches. Not me, I love the lagoons the reef creates. And the wonderful opportunities for catching fish.

Seldom do you see folk on this beach. You could be there for a while and no contact.

Darn, I need a swim.

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Sunday, May 27, 2007

The Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club (08-04-2006)

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The Garrison Savannah (Barbados Turf Club)
The Garrison Historic Area
Walking Into My Past
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-04-2006)


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The Clock: St Ann’s Fort Signal Tower (08-04-2006)

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The Clock: St Ann’s Fort Signal Tower
The Garrison Historic Area
Walking Into My Past
St. Michael, Barbados
(08-04-2006)


It has been a while since I left Passage Road and my water bottle is hot with the now warm distasteful water. Staying cool in this stifling heat is an adventure in it self. But, I am focusing on walking as far as Accra Beach. And carrying around heavy camera gear in the heat is not smart either.

But I am here by the Garrison Savannah and the open space and the welcoming breeze is comforting. How many kites have I flown on this ground? I cannot recollect. In my teens I live in the nearby neighborhood of Harts Gap and frequented this area to run wild. Oh what a time I had.
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This vicinity back in the old day was called The Garrison District Area. In colonial times this was the home of The British West Indies Regiment during the 1600s and 1700s. The buildings were erected over a period of time. This historic district comprises of several buildings like the Barracks for the now Barbados Regiment, The main building that was St Ann’s Fort now the Barbados Museum & Historical Society, The Main Guard building, and the George Washington House where the American president came in 1751 to see his bother that was sick at the time.

Somewhere beneath the St. Ann’s Fort is a vaulted area housing some of the oldest cannons in the world. It collection boast one the two remaining Cromwell Republican arms canons (circa 1652) in existence. Over 400 cannons have been unearthed in Barbados and some are on display outside the Fort.

The green lust field which held many military parades is now the Garrison Savannah, an international horse racing venue. This is located within the Garrison Historic District. The biggest horse racing event held here is the Sandy Land Gold Cup.

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The Clock: St Ann’s Fort

The Garrison: St Ann’s Fort
Cannon: Guard the Garrison
Garrison Savannah: The Painted Cannon
Garrison Savannah Cannons
The Barracks at the Garrison (Barbados Regiment)
The Garrison Savannah (Horse Racing)
The Garrison Savannah (Barbados Turf Club)

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Ok now, enough history, I am on the move. I am pushing hard up the coast. My next stop is wherever my feet fancy. Come along and bring you own water.

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