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

Friday, April 04, 2008

Costume with Style and Opulence

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Costume with Style and Opulence
Mas Band: Gwyneth Squires 2007 Adult Costume Band
Theme: NISE & Tasty
Section: Mount Gay Special
Band Leader: Gwyneth Squires
Designer: Gwyneth Squires
Location: National Stadium, St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Barbados Crop Over 2007 - Kadooment Day
Date: (08-06-2007)

This is the second best Flag Person for 2007 Grand Kadooment.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Eileenville on show


Eileenville on show, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Eileenville on shows
Wellington Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


Most houses in Barbados, whether wood or wall, all have names. And for this old chattel house with its peeling paint and broken door step, it still has an elegant name. I am not sure what ‘Eileenville’ stands for, but it gives this wood house some character.

I am shooting fast, trying not to create too much attention. Click…I am gone…

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Barbados


Barbados, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Barbados
Heroes Square, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Event: Pan in the City 2007
Group: Neal & Massy Trinidad All Stars Steel Orchestra
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


At Crop Over time everyone is more patriotic. Yup, I have my Bajan flag hanging from my back pocket while listening to the sweet Pan music that is filling the air. The sun is favorably casting a lovely color on this man’s hat. I am taking this shot or I will hate myself later.
Click…I am gone…

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Way down Broad Street


Way Down Broad Street, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Way down Broad Street
Broad Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


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The Independence Arch


The Independence Arch, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Independence Arch
Independence Square Area, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Bridgetown in Random Mode
(07-21-2007)


I am taking a break. The two snow cones I just had did little to cool me down. Really, folks must be wondering why the hell I sweating so much. My handkerchief is soaked and so is my face towel.

The Independence Arch is just across the Chamberlain Bridge. I am going to take a shot of it. If you must know, this Arch was built in 1987 to mark the 21st year of independence for Barbados.

Click…I am gone…

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Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Sunny Chattel House

Sunny Chattel House
Sunshine on Wood
Sunshine on Wood,
originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.
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Sunny Chattel House
Old Coast Road, Speightstown
St. Peter, Barbados
Series: Old Coast Road, St. Peter
(08-01-2006)


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Stepney Plantation


Stepney Plantation, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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


In 1835 Katherine Cobham paid £26,000 for the Stepney Estate in St. George. The price included 364 of cane and pasture land the compensation of 197 ex-slaves, and the remainder of their apprenticeship terms.

One would have to admit that St. George Valley is beautiful. But on this overcast day the air seems fresher. Looking across the valley you can see the elegant Stephney Plantation great house. Apparently it survived the hurricane of 1831.

Sometime in 1835 Katherine Cobham purchased the Stepney Estate for the sum of £26,000. This price included some 364 acres of fertile cane and pasture land in this lush valley. The compensation of 197 ex-slaves and the remainder of their apprenticeships terms were all part of the deal. You can read more about plantation life in the book, The Economics of Emancipation: Jamaica & Barbados -1823-1843, by Kathleen Mary Butler.

Today this lovely plantation House with its interesting fish pond roof is a luxury rental. If you have the money you can, for a moment, live in opulence and look out on this great valley.

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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Wheelbarrow by the Church


Wheelbarrow by the Church, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Wheelbarrow by the Church
Saint George Parish Church
The Glebe
St. George, Barbados
Series: St. George Parish Church
(08-01-2006)


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Old White Men Retirement Home

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Old White Men Retirement Home
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Views from the Garden Land
(07-27-2006)


You can read more about this property here.

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Chattel House with Style


Chattel House with Style, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Chattel House with Style
Kensington Old Road, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Here to There
(07-25-2006)


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