I came across these photos on facebook and couldn’t believe my eyes.
For the most part, these are buildings I pass on a regular basis when I’m in Guyana and never take a second look at, except for the cathedral and that isn’t because of its architecture or its holiness.
I must say the photo of the City Hall works wonders for it, as it is currently in a sad state of disrepair. I wrote a blog post about it back in January/December and you can see its awful condition from the photos I included.
For those of you who know me, you know I’m from Georgetown, Guyana and that my parents still live there. Having completed what others have described as the most grueling year of grad school, I decided to take the entire summer off, class-wise. This is something I have not done since I got into college. Had I not been going for a Masters, I’d actually be graduating in August with my Bachelors.
On my way home, I took a 10 day layover in Trinidad, to see my newly wed sister and her husband. Of course my camera went with me.
I do not think I’ve ever mentioned this, but I have a weakness for blue water. This is probably due to the fact that Guyana doesn’t have it. As a little girl flying into Miami International, I got insanely excited to watch the hues of blue change the closer the plane got into Miami because this meant summers of absolute awesomeness with my cousins. Now that I live in Florida and fly back and forth, it no longer has the same effect on me. But I do find going to the beach very calming. I’ve used it in the past as a place to clear my head if my thoughts were flying around all muddled.
I took a few photos of the blue Trinidadian waters that I wanted to share. After this trip, I’ve decided that I eventually want to publish a book on the blue waters of the Caribbean. This might not happen until I’m into my fifties, but I’d like to think I’ve started working on its content already.
I do hope you enjoy. I know it isn’t the same as being there in person, but I hope what I’ve captured leaves you in half the awe I was in actually being there.
Still… Better late than never
This post is about two weeks old. But, as the saying goes, “better late than never.”
I’ve attached photos of my final pin up; and a few photos a friend took of me during the presentation.
I promise posts of the close ups of the drawings and model in the near future.
My gallery was sloped and the jurors weren’t too fond of this. However, they did compliment me telling me that I had a “beautiful pin up with a beautiful model” and that I had a keen eye for observation that I should not lose.
Before I could go to bed, I had to have a post for you guys to see in the morning. I just got back from my trip, just a little over an hour ago. I have so many things to share. But right now, enjoy the photos below.
These are an installation in a jewelry store called Timeless found in a very high end hotel called Fountainebleau. When I say very high end, I mean $500 a night for the cheapest room, and $8 bottles of water.
I didn’t even bother to look at the jewelry. One, because I knew I could not afford anything, the broke college kid that I am. Two, this distracted so much from every thing that was bedazzled.
I want you to take note that the dandelions in the installation are real. I also made sure I attached a photo of the plaque that goes with the installation.