A Dream

The idea that someday, someone in power would choose to make the decision to fix the beautiful structure that is Georgetown’s City Hall is likely a dream, one that may remain unfulfilled.

As it is, most of us can see that is makes more financial sense to let it fall to pieces and then put up a square unattractive concrete block of a building with no character and no appeal, probably all because of years of neglect, and the squandering of taxpayers monies.

Should it be fixed?  That depends on your view I suppose.  Guyana’s tourism depends largely on natural wonders like Kaieteur and the animals of the rainforest, as well as upon the old-world Victorian/Colonial architecture that is still evident in many structures along the “Heritage Trail”, but are our tourist numbers enough to justify spending millions of dollars on rehabilitating this beautiful building?

What would I know?  I’m just a citizen 🙂

Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 10-20mm  |  City Hall, Georgetown, Guyana. 2015

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6 thoughts on “A Dream

    1. The Heritage trail start at Parliament buildings, past the Magistrate and High Courts, past the City Hall and the Demerara Mutual buildings, then into main street with the Walter Roth Museum, State House and the Prime Minister residence, and the Red House on high Street… among others, all beautiful buildings.

  1. The question of whether it should be fixed doesn’t depend on anyone’s point of view. It is a given that it should be fixed. A no-brainer as the Americans say. It is a part of our national pride and patrimony. When these symbols fall, very little else remains.

  2. Rose

    I say fix it. Can you imagine the craft men who will be able to learn so much more about its construction and how to do the actual refurbishing of the building? They may be able to help out with doing other old but beautiful buildings in Georgetown and else where. May be they can ask citizens to volunteer to do some of the work. The original Sacred Heart Church was built with lots of help from its parishioners time, skin and money.

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