In Georgetown, once called the Garden City, there were once many tree-lined avenues, it was once adorned by colonial and Victorian styled buildings throughout the length and breadth of the city, and the canals were bridged, and those bridges adorned by concrete railings or balustrades that were pleasing to the eye.
With the current rate of demolition of those railings by errant (more accurately worded would be “criminal”) drivers of minibuses and taxis, there will soon be no more of them around, and the powers that be do not seem to want to extricate from these culprits the requisite price to replace the damage with suitable aesthetically pleasing railings, when they do replace them, it is with crudely welded utilitarian structures, more suitable to a prison cell.
There… I’ve vented enough 🙂
I photographed this one on the portion of road that bridges upper High Street with Main Street, this would have once seen the trains that serviced the coast of Demerara, would have been covered in soot from the engine stack, not it is occasionally white-washed, and more often left to have mildew and vines grow upon it. 🙂
Why did I photograph it? it was there… it seemed like a good idea at the time 🙂
2015 | Canon 60D, Canon 40mm | Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Click on the image to see it in the “Odds and Ends” Gallery in the Collection
2 thoughts on “In the Garden”
My mother would have been devastated at what has become of the land of her birth, and so would many other of the Guyanese diaspora who left before the mid to late 60’s and have never felt able to return even for a visit.
The slow, but inevitable conversion of the Garden City into the Garbage City?