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22
Jan
10

Day 12/365: Kaiso, Kaiso!



Calypso, originally uploaded by boboleechron.

I love making mistakes like these. I think they look so cool.

I was bumped on the elbow when I took this picture of a calypsonian performing at a calyspo show. He was dressed up as a magistrate and was swinging his gavel as he sang his composition.

“Kaiso! Kaiso!” is a phrase of encouragement, akin to “Bravo! Bravo!”

Kaiso is another name for calypso, the indigenous music created and loved by Trinbagonians & Caribbean people.

13
Feb
09

My Day Today

I was out and about today…

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Connect the dots! Passed by this old office building on Maraval Road, Port of Spain.

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I ran into an artist painting...

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She was painting a coconut carriage around the Savannah...

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...and attracted a fair amount of curiosity and attention.

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She was doing an oil painting for a friend's new art gallery. She uses a plastic bag as a palette. I thought it looked pretty.

While I was there watching her work, I noticed some interesting sights…

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Pretty Tree Cathedral

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Ackee flowers (?) in coconut shell.

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Stag... a man's beer.

I was hungry, so I told my new artist friend “goodbye” and travelled somewhere for lunch.

Lunch was part-Latin, but lunch was all good!

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Here are the condiments. Clockwise from upper left: Hot pepper sauce, Tamarind sauce, Garlic sauce and Shadon Beni sauce.

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Lunch was polenta, stewed chicken, with a side salad of stir-fried seasoned broccoli and cauliflower florets. Washed down with Pommecythere (golden apple) juice.

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Did I mention that lunch was good?

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I decided to have a slice of heaven for dessert. Oops... I meant carrot cake...

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After I'd paid for lunch, I looked around and saw some interesting pictures hanging on a nearby wall.

They were rare pictures of popular calypsonians (some of whom are deceased).  I took pictures of them.  The owner objected though.  I deleted them out of respect for his collection.  He promised me that we could meet to chat after Carnival was over and he’d let me see the others.

Today was a good day…

Peace and Rice,

jw

02
Feb
09

Squiggly Lights

More “mistakes” that came out pretty cool looking…  at least, I think so!

This is the Port of Spain downtown skyline as seen from the Queen’s Park Savannah at night.

Peace and Rice,

jw

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28
Jan
09

Nature's Own

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Nature's Own 2

Peace and Rice,

jw

26
Jan
09

Full Moon

One night, I went for a stroll around the Queen’s Park Savannah with my girlfriend.  It the night with the biggest full moon for 2009, and everything shone so brightly.

Here are some of the things that had me spellbound.

Peace and Rice,

jw

02
Dec
08

Beautiful Tobago

Some more pictures of my Tobago trip.

I’m taking some time to learn and understand a bit more about the photo-related WordPress features, like photogalleries.

Please let me know what you think of this one, as well as the quality of the pictures.

Peace and Rice,

jw

29
Oct
08

Divali 2008 Gallery

Here are some of the pix I took during Divali festivities yesterday.  I took over 100 pix, but these are some of the best.  I didn’t use flash at all (except for a few pics), and relied on the lighting from the deyas (small oil lamps) and the overhead street lamps.

I first went to Ethel Street in St James, and had to walk from 3 streets away because I couldn’t get a closer parking spot.  There were a lot of people there, from all walks of Trinidadian life, who came to enjoy the sights and sounds of the celebrations.

Then I went to Adam Smith Square in Woodbrook, where the celebrations were a bit muted, and not as intricate.  After walking around for about 5 minutes, I opted to leave.

It was magical.  Enjoy the pictures.

Peace and Rice,

jw




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