They are big, they are not particularly beautiful, and they dominate the landscape. They deliver hoards of tourists, who flock up and down the main streets like mill-mucky pigeons on an outing to Harrogate. They turn travellers into tourists and then tourists into trippers. All this may be true, but so what? At least they sail away rather than leaving […]
10 From The Caribbean : 9. Sunbury House, Barbados Sunbury House is an old plantation house on the island of Barbados. The grounds are tropical, the interior is full of period furniture, the story of the house, its owners and its workers is fascinating … but it was the curious collection of old spectacles, optical equipment and cameras that attracted […]
Surely one of the great sights of the Caribbean is to look down on the magnificent Pitons of St Lucia.
There was something sculptural about this group gathered around their fishing nets on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia.
A reflection of the Cathedral of Saint Louis in Fort-de-France, Martinique. The cathedral is the seventh church on the site – the previous six were victims of natural disasters, including fire, earthquakes and hurricanes. The current church was designed by the great French engineer, Gustave Eiffel, and has so far survived over 120 years. It is unlikely that the glass […]
10 From The Caribbean : The Tourists Of Bonaire A group of tourists line the quayside on the Caribbean island of Bonaire. Cast them in bronze and they could be a modern interpretation of Rodin’s Burghers Of Calais.
10 From The Caribbean 3. Picture Posts A series of posts off the Caribbean island of Bonaire mimic an art installation. Impressive as they are, they cannot compete with the way the coral reef photoshops the tropical blue of the sea.
10 From The Caribbean 2. Bonaire Colours We moved from Curacao to the neighbouring island of Bonaire and there we found houses painted with the kind of palette used by tropical fish, and tropical fish relaxing in the shadows of seaside houses.