Yep, we were there: in Georgetown!
Typical house of Guyana’s affluent
The Red House – So called because of the distintive red-wallaba shingles that protect the imported (pitch-pine) softwood beneath.
City Hall, a neo-Gothic wooden building (1889). Designed by Father Ignatius Scoles, a Jesuit priest and distinguished architect of the time.
Demerara shutters. They used to put chunks of ice in the wooden box at the bottom which cooled the hot air coming into the house
Some buildings could use some maintenance
The interior of Georgetown’s cathedral
Close-up of organ.
Transportation & Car Stuff
Common means of transport in Guyana
In need of a radiator?
Lots of traffic
Banks is Guyana’s beer brand
Cute girl on her way to a party
More people ready for a party
Influences from India
Passing time playing cards
Visiting the Dom Bosco orphanage.
The Stabroek Market
The Stabroek Market
Cigarettes are sold by the piece
Crabs for sale
Selling water in plastic bags
Please pay cash
And More Impressions of Georgetown
The 1763 monument by Philip Moore in honour of the slave rebellion in Berbice in 1763 that lasted almost a year. The rebellion started on Plantation Magdalenenburg
Georgetown’s Boulevard is popular with hikers and runners
Lots of flowering lotuses
Feeding manatees downtown.
We had the pleasure of meeting Roy Geddes, father of steel pan music, himself
Typical image of Georgetown: waterway, electric wiring, mosque (or other type of place of worship)
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