Impressions of Georgetown (Guyana)

Yep, we were there: in Georgetown!

Yep, we were there: in Georgetown!

Architecture

Architecture in Georgetown, Guyana (©photocoen)

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.

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.

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

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

Typical architecture

Typical architecture

Some buildings could use some maintenance

Some buildings could use some maintenance

The interior of Georgetown's cathedral

The interior of Georgetown’s cathedral

Organ of the Cathedral in Georgetown (©photocoen)

Close-up of organ.

Transportation & Car Stuff

Car in Georgetown, Guyana (©photocoen)

Common means of transport in Guyana

Common means of transport in Guyana

In need of a radiator?

In need of a radiator?

Fixing the Land Cruiser, Georgetown Guyana (©photocoen)

Lots of traffic

Lots of traffic

Banks is Guyana's beer brand

Banks is Guyana’s beer brand

Truck-cum-shop

Truck-cum-shop

People

Cute girl on her way to a party

Cute girl on her way to a party

More people ready for a party

More people ready for a party

High heels (©photocoen)

Kid sleeping in Georgetown's Stabroek Market (©photocoen)

Influences from India

Influences from India

Passing time playing cards

Passing time playing cards

Visiting an orphanage.

Visiting the Dom Bosco orphanage.

Kids at Dom Bosco Orphanage, Georgetown Guyana (©photocoen)

The Stabroek Market

The Stabroek Market

The Stabroek Market

Cigarettes are sold by the piece

Cigarettes are sold by the piece

Crabs for sale

Crabs for sale 

Stabroek Market in Georgetown, Guyana (©photocoen)

Selling water in plastic bags

Selling water in plastic bags

Please pay cash

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

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

Georgetown’s Boulevard is popular with hikers and runners

Lots of flowering lotuses

Lots of flowering lotuses

Feeding manatees downtown.

Feeding manatees downtown.

We had the pleasure of meeting Roy Geddes, father of steel pan music, himself

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)

Typical image of Georgetown: waterway, electric wiring, mosque (or other type of place of worship)

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  6. Gold Mines Around Mahdia
  7. Coen Goes Birdwatching in Guyana
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