Worth Saving


Some things are worth saving.

A friendship of many years is certainly worth saving, after a while you get to the point where an argument is just an argument, not a reason for “falling out”.

A job is worth saving, especially when there are fewer to find and when you have more to think about than just yourself,

Memories, as in letters and photos, video-clips and newspaper clippings, are worth saving, it is a record of the things we’ve done, things we’ve seen, and it becomes a story to tell our children and grand-children.

In this century (and the end of the last) there’s a great movement to save our forests, certainly worth saving if we intend to continue to breathe.

Endangered species are worth saving, why let a species go extinct because of the actions (or inaction) of another species, especially when we (humans) may be the main cause of their dwindling numbers.

Recently, there’s been a movement (championed by Annette Arjoon-Martins) to save the mangroves that form part of our sea-defence, I certainly don’t want my house washed away because people burn garbage in the mangrove areas, destroying our first line of sea-defence, so that is certainly worth saving.

I think most people may agree with much of what I’ve mentioned, many more will have other things to add to this list, but is a building worth saving?  Is a building that is older than any of us, that has seen more mayors than we have fingers, that is one of the few remaining structures of its kind, that is a reminder of our colonial history worth saving?

Should we let the markers of our heritage, the work of the hands of our ancestors, the beauty of a golden age, fall into disrepair,slowly disappear and be forgotten?

Clink on the photo above to see it in the Gallery, along with other photos from around Georgetown, Guyana.

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6 thoughts on “Worth Saving

  1. I think you know my feelings on this. The fact that this icon of Georgetown is in this state is due solely to the ignorant and venal politicians that infect Guyana like an infestation of lice.

  2. I am totally in agreement with you, Michael. When it comes to buildings, I think it is about respect. Respect and humility. “…the work of the hands of your ancestors”, indeed. Work that should make us look back, reflect, think about values.

    1. Thanks Cindy! Unfortunately, the “people in power” probably look at it as the hands of the Colonial masters, and not of our ancestors… my ancestors probably never had a hand in building, but the people who came before us, those that built what we have enjoyed, should be remembered and their achievements respected, as you so correctly pointed out 🙂

  3. I’ve never seen a composition of City Hall like this. The intersection in the foreground and soft gradient in the sky are all wonderful. Amazing how viewpoint can change everything.

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