Posts Tagged ‘queen’s park savannah

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

10
Feb
09

Making Their Mark « Bobolee Pix

Making Their Mark I like graffiti. Always have. I guess it has a lot to do with the freeform expression… the ability to rush a beautiful piece of rebellion onto a surface without getting caught. At school, I used to express myself quite liberally in wood carvings on my desks.

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I call this one "Whole"

Anyway, over the last few years, graffiti artists have been making Port of Spain their canvas of choice. I’ve chronicled some of their exploits in the public space before… <Continue Reading at my photoblog, Bobolee Pix…>

10
Feb
09

Making Their Mark

I like graffiti.  Always have.  I guess it has a lot to do with the freeform expression… the ability to rush a beautiful piece of rebellion onto a surface without getting caught.  At school, I used to express myself quite liberally in wood carvings on my desks.

Anyway, over the last few years, graffiti artists have been making Port of Spain their canvas of choice.  I’ve chronicled some of their exploits in the public space before (some examples here, here and here).

I’ve been noticing a new artist on the scene these days… artistes, probably.  An artist or a collective going by the name of “HOWOK”…

Click the pix to see more of what they’ve been up to…

Peace and Rice,

jw

07
Feb
09

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man

Sitting on a bench around the Queen’s Park Savannah on a moonlight night.

I mean to read the book of the same title one of these good days…

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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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

01
Oct
08

Desperado

Flag woman for WITCO Desperadoes keeps their flag flying high.

Around the Savannah, Carnival Tuesday.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Imps !!!

If anyone from Trinidad & Tobago tells you that you’re “ah big imps”, ask them if this is what they mean…

LOL!

Imps around the Savannah on Carnival Tuesday, 2008.

I think my shadow is falling on his leg.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Queen Lightfoot

She had a really pretty costume.  I don’t think my camera did it justice.

The people who design and make these Carnival costumes are really talented.  With all that you see on her, she was still able to move around as vigorously as anyone else.

Taken on Charlotte Street, whilst her band awaited their turn to cross the Savannah stage.

Peace and Rice,

jw

01
Oct
08

Devil Outside

Traditional Red Devil/Dragon and Devil Imp.

Taken around the Queen’s Park Savannah, Port of Spain on Carnival Tuesday, 2008.




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