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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Tamarind Lane


Tamarind Lane, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Tamarind Lane
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

There was a very big old two story Soft Stone house where this little park is in Tamarind Lane. An old eccentric white man use to live there. All the kids in the Lane knew him as "Happy". Apparently that grand house was demolished when Happy died.

To the far right you will find the Old Probation Office. Actually, it used to be the home of the Rector for the Moravian Church in Roebuck Street. This was in my Dad's time. The middle yellow two floor building is the Old Welfare Office. I have many stories about that place but it is not for this post. Finally, to the back in the far left you will find the famous Old Sugar Bond. Many evenings on my way home from Roebuck Primary School I would stop there and get sugar for my tamarinds. But I wasn't the only one, all the boys did it.

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A Chattel House with Class


A Chattel House with Class, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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A Chattel House with Class
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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I Walked This Land


I Walked This Land, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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I Walked This Land
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

I Walked This Land


How many times have
I traversed these small roads with
My Barefoot black by the Sun and tar
Many times I went to the shop
For sugar and salt, maybe a soft drink
Whistling with marbles in patched pockets
I wonder who was watching me
Saying, that wicked boy can't stand home
Not knowing I was in Heaven
My thoughts were of shooting doves
With my brute of a Gutterperk
My cares were not on the holes in my pants
I didn't care, I was walking the Land
I was being who I was
A Garden Land Boy...

Keith H. Clarke
©2010

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Take a Seat


Take a Seat, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Take a Seat
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

While I was walking around the Empire Sports Club, this beauty of a gem caught my eye. This sofa has seen its heyday I am sure. But if you want go back in time then have a seat.

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Emerging Beauty


Emerging Beauty, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Emerging Beauty
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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Chattel Houses in Color


Chattel Houses in Color, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Chattel Houses in Color
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

Bright vibrant colors are not always meant for an artist's canvas, there are used across the island's small villages to great effect. This is a wonderful example of Chattel House owners taking it to the max.

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It's the Color in Me


It's the Color in Me, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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It's the Color in Me
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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Strong Beauty


Strong Beauty, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Strong Beauty
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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Wild Beauty


Wild Beauty, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Wild Beauty
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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Beauty in the Middle


Beauty in the Middle, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Beauty in the Middle
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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Garden Land Wild Flower


Garden Land Wild Flower, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Garden Land Wild Flower
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

These wild flowers are very beautiful. There are oblivious to the economics of the time; the hunger or poverty of the world; they surely don't have a care about politics. Theses wild flowers have only one function, to look beautiful.

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Born Beautiful


Born Beautiful, originally uploaded by pictureinfocus.

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Born Beautiful
Garden Land, Country Road
St. Michael, Barbados
West Indies
Series: A Walk through the Garden Land
(07-23-2008)

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