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Monday, December 28, 2009

Harrison College Secondary School

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Harrison College Secondary School
Harrison College Secondary School
Crumpton Street, Bridgetown
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: Harrison College – The Secondary School
(07-30-2007)

This illustrious High School (Harrison Free School) had its humble start in Spry Street, St Michael. In 1733 the school was established by a wealthy Bridgetown merchant by the name of Thomas Harrison. The school was to serve the poor and destitute boys from the Bridgetown area. In 1780 a huge hurricane leveled a huge amount of Bridgetown including the school. The property was repaired at a huge sum but consequently fell into poor condition and was sold to the Masonic Lodge in 1781. The school reopened in 1789 on Crumpton Street, but by then it was a high class grammar school for the rich elite boys of the gentlemen class. The all boys' status ended in early 1980s when it became co-ed.

Harrison College Secondary High School (I am not certain when the school was renamed) spans over several acres and comprises of many buildings and playing fields. It is one of the most prominent sixth form secondary schools in Barbados and the Caribbean. The school is known for its high academic standards and only the brightest gain entrance after a competitive common entrance examination. The High School boasts many great former students, some of which went on and became Prime Ministers, Lawyers, Bankers, and great sports people.

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

The Independence of Barbados

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The Independence of Barbados
Barbados, West Indies
New York, New York City

This is a toast to The Independence of Barbados. But if I might add that we as a people of Barbados were mentally independent long before we broke the chains of colonialism in 1966. And we were equally free long before we were enslaved by greed. And like in those dark days there were those not of our persuasion who aided us in the quest for our physical freedom.

The same is true today, we have to as a nation, continue to better ourselves and uphold the freedoms of our brothers and sisters. Barbados is more than the sum of its parts. On that note I wish to give thanks to the place of my birth. Join me Barbadians of every denomination, no matter what part of the world you may be, in wishing Barbados a HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY.

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Parliament Buildings of Barbados

Barbados is home to some of the loveliest mix of architecture in the Caribbean. The island boasts Victorian, Georgian, and Jacobean homes that can marvel some in the same like as those located throughout the Caribbean and for that matter the rest of the world.

This brings us to The Parliament Buildings of Barbados, a structural wonder of limestone, brick, and mahogany. The huge arches, towers, and causeways, are tribute to the democratic nation island we call Little England, the island of Barbados.

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All images are exterior images. Enjoy the book.

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Old Barbados through Photography

It is my mission to bring Old Barbados back to the forefront via photography. Whether it be some old chattel house, an old soft stone house, or some other dilapidated dwelling, you can still find some subtle beauty in them.

These stirring images came as I escaped in to my past. Traversing the island of Barbados, I was looking for all that was old and beautiful. It led me to childhood places and what came out was a photojournalist body of work.

Old Barbados is disappearing, making way for the new. By the time you read this book, many of these images may have already been bulldozed.

Head on over to Blurb.com and purchase this photojournalist book on Old Barbados.

Please, enjoy these images of Old Barbados.

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ibis on the Nest


Ibis on the Nest, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Ibis on the Nest
Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary
Graeme Hall Swamp National Environmental Heritage Site
Worthing Main Road
Christ Church, Barbados
Series: Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary
(08-11-2006)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Mystic Swamp


Mystic Swamp, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Mystic Swamp
Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary
Graeme Hall Swamp National Environmental Heritage Site
Worthing Main Road
Christ Church, Barbados
Series: Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary
(08-11-2006)

This December (2009) will be a year since the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary has been closed. The Government of Barbados has yet to give any concrete answer as to whether the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary and the surrounding 200 plus acres of swamp lands (mangroves) will be legislated as a National Swamp.

You can view recently added images of the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, especially of the birds in the Aviary.

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Little Bajan Yankee


Little Bajan Yankee, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Little Bajan Yankee
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival 2009
(09-07-2009)

What a beautiful sight on the Parkway it was. The colors, the revelers, the food, it was a blast. But this little one’s costumes or mother getup was a sight to behold. Yes, a little Bajan-Yankee, so cute and beautiful.

The future of the parade is in the hands of little folk like this reveler. Long live the Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival.

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Face of a Reveler


Face of a Reveler, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Face of a Reveler
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival 2009
(09-07-2009)

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Pretty Headpiece


Pretty Headpiece, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Pretty Headpiece
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival 2009
(09-07-2009)

Some kind reveler was nice enough to let this little girl wear their pretty headpiece.

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Grand Mask Costume


Grand Mask Costume, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Grand Mask Costume
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival 2009
(09-07-2009)

This Grand Costume was leaning against the fence near the Prospect Park Train Station. The revelers were pooped and relaxing. I guess it is not easy wearing such a big costume for such a long period of time. What beautiful colors, indeed it is lovely.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Old Style Window


Old Style Window, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Old Style Window
Whitepark Road, St. Michael
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Bridgetown by Foot (Barbados)
(08-15-2009)

This is simply new architecture like the old. I just love the window shutters.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Small Wonder


Small Wonder, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Small Wonder
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Around The House (Barbados)
(08-04-2009)

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Soft Curves


Soft Curves, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Soft Curves
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Around The House (Barbados)
(08-04-2009)

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Love at Six


Love at Six, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Love at Six
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Around The House (Barbados)
(08-04-2009)

Six reasons to look in your garden to see if you can find such joy…

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My Little Wonder


My Little Wonder, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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My Little Wonder
Joypa Drive, Frere Pilgrim
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Around The House (Barbados)
(08-04-2009)

Not too sure what the name of the little wonder is, but it surely pretty. My dad and I have realized that it disappears and reappears at variously ties of the day. This small beauty is playing tricks on us.

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Saturday, May 02, 2009

My Books on Barbados

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Anything for My Country butt…


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Anything for My Country butt…
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

As photographers we capture many things. Sometimes we love what we shoot or we just hate it, but we do it anyway. This is just one of those I hated, but for the sake of documenting, I captured it. I called it Flag Madness.

I am as patriotic as the next guy, but sometimes we do some silly things. This is one of them. Never will I wear the flag of Barbados on my backside. Not only do I find it not in good taste, it is downright disrespectful.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Parliament Buildings of Barbados

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The Parliament Buildings of Barbados
Broad Street, Bridgetown
Barbados
Series: The Parliament Buildings of Barbados
(12-04-2008)

Hey there,

My new photojournalist book on the Parliament Buildings of Barbados is hot off the presses at Blurb! Take a sneak peek and place your order if you're so inclined...

My goal with this book is to enlighten the masses of the beautiful old structures that still remain on the lovely island of Barbados. The Parliament Buildings, two huge structures that are parallel to each other, are a testament to the island’s long famed Democracy and even longer Parliament history.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Topsy In the Hand


Topsy In the Hand, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Topsy In the Hand
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

Carnival makes revelers do some silly things, like drinking out of a chamber pot. To many Barbadians (Bajans) the chamber pot is affectionately known as a topsy. I will tell ya one thing; I ain’t no rum out no topsy.

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Proud To Be a Bajan


Proud To Be a Bajan, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Proud To Be a Bajan
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Yin Yang Face


Yin Yang Face, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Yin Yang Face
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

Definitely she was extremely beautiful, but she was also tired. All the jumping was at its end. Since the sun cast a shadow on her face, I decided to play around with it while editing.

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Saturday, April 04, 2009

A Touch of Sun Light


A Touch of Sun Light, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A Touch of Sun Light
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

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King of Thieves


King of Thieves, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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King of Thieves
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: In The Back Yard
(12-01-2008)

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Monday, March 23, 2009

Sweet Sweet Smile


Sweet Sweet Smile, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Sweet Sweet Smile
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

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Feeling De Music


Feeling De Music, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Feeling De Music
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

It is hard sometimes to capture raw emotion. From experience I can tell you when I feel a good soca sound I am usually in a trance. It can sometimes take you away.

This young lady seem to be somewhere between ecstasy and passion. I can’t blame her. The sound from the giant speakers from the truck was thumping the streets.

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Saturday, March 21, 2009

High Color


High Color, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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High Color
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

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Infectiously Happy


Infectiously Happy, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Infectiously Happy
Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, New York
Series: Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival
(09-01-2008)

Here is an image from the last Brooklyn West Indian American Day Carnival. The Bajans revelers were out in large numbers to represent the small island of Barbados.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Backyard Beauty


Backyard Beauty, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Backyard Beauty
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: In The Back Yard
(12-01-2008)

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Sparrow on the Line


Sparrow on the Line, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Sparrow on the Line
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: In The Back Yard
(12-01-2008)

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Little Green Lizard


Little Green Lizard, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Little Green Lizard
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: In The Back Yard
(12-01-2008)

I can remember as a boy taking a coconut stick, attaching a cotton noose to it, and catching lizards. That was fun then. My cousin and I used to put them in an empty paint can filled with water, just to see them squirm around. Those were the days when a little green lizard could hold your attention for hours. Folks, I wish I could bring back my childhood days.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Yellow Eye Beauty


Yellow Eye Beauty, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Yellow Eye Beauty
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: In The Back Yard
(12-01-2008)

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Yellow Breast


Yellow Breast, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Yellow Breast
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Barbados (12-07-2008)
(12-07-2008)

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Golden Apple


Golden Apple, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Golden Apple
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Barbados (12-07-2008)
(12-07-2008)

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Golden Apple on a String


Golden Apple on a String, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Golden Apple on a String
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: In The Back Yard
(12-01-2008)

This is my silliest attempt to attract birds so I can capture them. But no sparrows or blackbirds are paying any attention to the Golden Apple I hung on a string. Maybe, a hummingbird would bail me out, but none of them in sight either. I think I am going to invest in a bird feeder.

However, Golden Apples should be eaten and not hung on strings. A friendly neighbor dropped a very big bag of these luscious treats for my aunt this morning. And yes, I love every apple. I love the ripe ones peeled and salted. The green ones, I love them cut into pieces and pickled. But when I was a kid we would crack them by hitting them on the pavement. Yup, the Golden Apple was a real treat at the beach.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

Kirby Posing (Grandmother’s Dog)


Kirby Posing, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Kirby Posing
Joypa Drive
Frere Pilgrim, Christ Church
Barbados, West Indies
Series: Grandmother’s Dog
Part of Series: In The Back Yard (12-01-2008)
(12-01-2008)

Dogs have always been a part of my childhood. My grandmother and aunt were dog and cat lovers. But later on dogs were only kept. There have been many different dogs since I was 6 years or so. Nevertheless, all the dogs fortunate to be in the care of my grandmother have always had nothing but love.

The latest dogs, Kirby and Teddy, have their own blend of food. And I do not mean dog food like Kibbles ‘n Bits. They get cooked food daily. Food can consist of rice or macaroni, topped with tuna, sardines, chicken, or other available meats. They are treated like kings.

The birds come like clockwork every day when the dogs are feeding. The blackbirds are the main culprits, with the doves and sparrows right behind. So sometimes I go to the yard checking the birds act like scavengers, while trying to take a few shots of them.

Today Kirby has eaten and now he is in the doghouse chilling. He is the cool one, unlike wild Teddy. He has got my attention by the way he is relaxing; looks like he is on vacation or something. I am rattling of a barrage of shots. Kirby is posing and believe you me I am not asking him too. Portraits of people are hard enough, far less a dog. Kirby is in fine form today, I think maybe he is trying to tell me the food was good.

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Sunday, February 08, 2009

Girl from the Lost Tribe


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Girl from the Lost Tribe
Mas Band: Baje International
Theme: Lost tribe
Section: The Lost Tribe
Band Leader:
Designer:
National Stadium, St. Michael, Barbados
Series: Barbados Crop Over 2007 - Kadooment Day
(08-06-2007)

Crop Over is a part of me and I love to photograph the annual carnival in Barbados. My preference is to capture the revelers at the starting point as they play mas before the judges in the National Stadium. It encompasses a lot of fast shooting because no one is posing for you. I could take up to two thousand images and hope that some are ok.

This image was entered in the Photo Challenge (Shoot a Celebration) for JPG Magazine February – March issue of 2008. Luck would have it that it was viewed and favored a lot. In the end it was picked for publishing by the editors. That was awesome because of the huge amount of entries. As I said before, it takes a bit of luck as well.

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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral

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St. Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral
Walking Into My Past
Bay Street, St. Michael
Barbados
Series: Walking Into My Past
(08-04-2006)

Denis Grady, a well know Gospel singer in Canada and a member of Franciscan and Friends organization was working on a benefit concert for St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Barbados. The charity concert was to raise money for the much needed repairs to the very Old Catholic church.

Since, the concert was actually going to be on the grounds of Cathedral; Denis thought it would have been good to have an actual image of the church on the advertising poster. And that is where I came in to the project.

Denis Grady and other artist take time from touring and other musical endeavors every year to do some charity work to benefit some needy cause. Franciscan and Friends Music Mission are on a mission this year again, South Africa Mission 2009. I want to wish them all the best for kind work they do.

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Saturday, February 07, 2009

Majestic Window

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Majestic Window
George Washington House
Bush Hill House
Bush Hill, The Garrison
St. Michael, Barbados
Series: George Washington House (Bush Hill House)
(07-27-2007)

Photography is a fickle business. And for professional and amateur camera clickers who have amass thousands of images without sale would know what I mean. A photographer first has to love this medium to be good or successful at it. To be honest a bit of luck can go along way as well.

Well, a spot of luck did come my way. I was approached by Kerri Davis from Hammock Inc. Hammock Inc is a media base company that’s in the business of helping clients tell their stories. In this case their client was DAR, Daughters of the American Revolution. DAR publishes American Spirit magazine every two months. The magazine is well known and has been around since 1892. Hammock Inc revamp American Spirit magazine in 2003 and the circulation has risen to 41,000 plus.

So when Kerri contacted me about using this image for an upcoming piece on the house that George Washington stayed at when he was in Barbados, I was elated to say the least. For those who follow my blog and Flickr space would have noticed I did a piece on the George Washington House in Barbados sometime in the past. The image, Majestic Window, was use (full page) accompanied by an article on Historic Homes – Washington’s Stay in Barbados by Sharon McDonnell.

I have seen the American Spirit issue January / February 2009 and it is lovely. My image is on page 44 and the article was well written. But it is surely wonderful that some 41,000 folks will view the image this January / February 2009.

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