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Slanted Door

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

Saturday, June 21, 2008

You’ve got to Love Me


You’ve got to Love Me, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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You’ve got to Love Me
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

Things to love about me:
•Lovely rusted zinc roof
•Great front door entry
•Old fashion windows to die for
•Ample front garden space
•Unique chicken wire fence
•The ability to withstand many hurricanes to come
•Paint a painter could only love
•Still standing after all these years
•Great architecture

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

A Quaint Little Chattel House

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A Quaint Little Chattel House
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

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Just Color Me


Just Color Me, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Just Color Me
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

This Chattel House is extremely colorful and the entry to the front of the house is somewhat elaborate. There is something striking about the fence. It is that made out of, what we call in Barbados, chicken wire.

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Taking a Nap


Taking a Nap, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Taking a Nap
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

Well, I could not resist taking this picture. One chap is fixing the fishing pods and the other is in dream land. The breezes are blowing wonderful, so I cannot blame him for day dreaming.

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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The Box Cart


The Box Cart, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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The Box Cart
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

The Bajan Box Cart is another forgotten all purpose tool. Used for carrying just about any materials, from wood to coconuts; you can still see them throughout the island. The shapes may vary, but the function is the same.

In the old days the box cart was made from scraps of wood and other materials. The load could have been sand, marl, rocks or gravel, fruits and vegetables, or any another conceivable thing you wanted to carry from point A to B. Many times I have seen them used to push local vendor’s product to market.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A View from the Gazebo


A View from the Gazebo, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A View from the Gazebo
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

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On the Esplanade


On the Esplanade, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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On the Esplanade
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

The Bay Street Esplanade is one of the best places on the south coast of Barbados to relax and enjoy the soothing breezes. Browne’s Beach is a few steps from this Gazebo; you can enjoy the warm waters and the lovely white sands.

I have attended many a fair here in my early years. Plenty popcorn, sugar-cakes, candy apples, nut cakes, and sweet tamarind balls, are just a few of the niceties kids were treated too.

Well, I am moving on, but not before I walk Browne’s Beach and wet my feet in sea water.

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Monday, June 16, 2008

One Colorful Shop


One Colorful Shop, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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One Colorful Shop
Bay Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: From Bush Hill to the Old Eye Hospital
(07-27-2007)

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