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Wednesday, January 06, 2010

To My Viewers

For those of you who accidentally landed on this blog, welcome. And for the folks that came out of your own desire, thank you for your continual support. The direction of this blog has not changed. The idea is still to bring you old Barbados as I see it. Old Barbados is disappearing every day, lost in a new changing Barbados.


I have loads of images to compile, edit and post. So bear with my tardiness. My work is solo. There is no sponsor, so my travels and photography equipment are funded entirely by me. But my heart is in the right place. I love Barbados with every fiber, and I hope you get lost in my post of Barbados. Some images mean a lot to me, and I hope they mean a lot to you as well.


Keith H. Clarke


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12 comments:

  1. I really appreciate your
    beautiful work!
    & will check back
    for new images,
    Keep up the great work
    of documenting history! ~ peace nyvette

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  2. Nyvette, thanks for your support...I really do appreciate it.

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  3. Hi, I am "accidentally" one as you mentioned (lol) but am glad that happened to make me look at great work of yours and see Barbados a bit where I don't know at all. Hope to see more great photographs of yours. ;)

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  4. I can't wait to see more, whenever you have the time, of course! You've done some great work here, so we'll cut you some slack...

    ;)

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  5. Keith I regularly follow but as you notice seldom comment instead choosing just to look at your work and read quietly.

    I applaud your work documenting old Barbados. This Feb/Mar will be our 17th or 18th time I've kind of lost track, but during that time I've noticed significant change. It might be easier to notice the change when one only comes to visit once a year.

    What I am left wondering is who buys the big homes I see popping up where cane fields once were? Can't be many Barbadians that have that kind of money otherwise most Barbadians must have an oil well in their back yards :-)

    Keep documenting Keith, one day today will be yesterday and someone will be glad you had the forethought to do what you are doing.

    All the best
    James

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  6. James, it goes without saying, that I appreciate you reading the blog at your leisure, even if you do not leave a comment. Sometime I am guilty of the same when I visit other blogs.

    Time away from Barbados is hard. I miss the place daily. But one has to do what one has to do. I make the effort to go Barbados at least twice a year. And when I do I try my best make up for lost time. That usually equates to long walks, sometimes 5 hours at a time, photographing all that I see. I really do try to traverse the country.

    Changes are usually bold to me. I look at the changes, not in the last 20 years or so, but further. It goes way back to my childhood. Oh how things have changed. Rods and other info structures are better. The economy is better. But it seems we are losing a bit of the old feeling.

    Real Estate is big in Barbados. And you might imagine, damn expensive too. The huge price tags on property and homes can leave you with a headache. If you are poor, middle-class, or whatever you want to call it, Government Housing seems to take forever. But the buzz word is CONDOS. They are everywhere in Barbados. There are dotting the landscape, and sometimes not for the better.

    Take a ride down the coast of St. James to St. Peter. All you see are exorbitant hotels, villas, and condos. You used to able to see a fair amount of the sea from the road, now all you see is brick. The Chattel Houses are few and far between. Not to say I wish for folk to live in wood houses forever. But they are less expensive, they weather well, and almost hurricane proof. All I am saying is that Old Barbados is dying. But I will keep documenting.

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  7. When we go down to Barbados we stay with my wife's parents who rent a place (in St. James towards St. Peter) from a woman who they met in church. Fortunately, the immediate area around is still private homes, small but comfortable. There are still a few chattel houses across the street ... lending character to the area. But I know exactly what you mean... walled and gated communities for those who can afford it ... certainly not moi. If it wasn't for my wife's parents giving use a place to lay our heads we couldn't afford Barbados today.

    So keep documenting while you can.... some say history repeats itself. I think that mostly once it is gone it is gone for ever.

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  8. Hello Keith! Im happy that I just found this blog, was searching for pictures from the area around Bay street. 3 days ago we came home to Sweden from a holliday in Barbados and we loved it, your photos takes me back there when I see them.You really catch IT! we love the area around Carlaisle bay and will be back one day, my father in law growed up on Bay street.Do you mind if I link to this blog? Katta

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  9. Welcome to the blog Katta. I guess the images did what I wanted; take folks back to a better time and create some sort of discussion.

    Carlisle Bay is special to me as well. My boyhood memories are many with wonderful stories of the area.

    Well, you are more than welcome to link to my blog. Without a doubt I appreciate it.

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  10. Feels like AGES since I've stopped by! :o( But now it means that I have lots of wonderful photos to go through :o)

    Looking forward to all the photos you're editing

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  11. Ann thanks for dropping by and checking out the blog again. I am always happy to hear your comments.

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