Living in Guyana – slide show

Living in Guyana – slide show

This is a THREE and a HALF hours slide show of pictures of Guyana, with a few short videos as well.   Do not look unless you have the time. …although  you can stop it and always go back and fast forward to where you left off.

The first TWO hours contains pictures of life all over Guyana even a bit of Mashramai, and all the races that live in Guyana.   Many shots feature the Amerindians, the Rupununi Savannas, various falls, city markets, the fruits and foods, country life, the sea wall, and kite making and flying and the unique architecture of Guyana.   It should make you home sick if you grew up in Guyana.  You cannot look away or you will miss a picture…. But there is a stop and pause button.

The last HOUR and a HALF features a group of Americans visiting Guyana with President Carter, on various trips around the country.   You will see the East Indian festival of lights, a bit of  Pagwah , and an East Indian wedding. ….   Here is the link:   Enjoy!!!!

http://www.flickr.com/groups/guyana/pool/show/with/5012768769/
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  • Mary Figueira  On October 16, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    It is nice to see so many pictures of Guyana

  • Juliet  On October 17, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Wow!!! it is still beautiful Guyana.It does pull on the heart string,good job!!and thanks for the memories

  • Lois M. Griffith  On October 24, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    Nostalgic!

    • Yvonne Scott  On October 25, 2010 at 5:10 pm

      Dear Lois: (Lois M. Griffith)
      I am so happy to have come across your name amongst this lot herel I often wondered what had become of you. Do write me asap.
      Take care of yourself.
      Yes, Guyana is really a beautiful place and we have just as beautiful people – if not always outwardly, but definitely inwardly. Unfortunately, all the most inwardly beautiful people seem to have left Guyana and we are left with a few of us, but there is a lot lacking in the newer generation. We need good leadership and all this cultural promotion (true, its mostly Indian and some African) is getting people like me quite frustrated. I want them to cut down on the taxation, cut down on the high electricity bills, try to curtail all the heinous murders that are taking place, make good roads (like they did in Burnham’s time), etc. etc.
      Hope to hear from you soon.

      Love, Yvonne (Scott) from the Sandbach Parker days.

    • guyaneseonline  On October 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm

      Hello Lois: There is a message that was directed to you in the comments to this entry. Here it is..

      Dear Lois:
      I am so happy to have come across your name amongst this lot herel I often wondered what had become of you. Do write me asap.
      Take care of yourself.
      Yes, Guyana is really a beautiful place and we have just as beautiful people – if not always outwardly, but definitely inwardly. Unfortunately, all the most inwardly beautiful people seem to have left Guyana and we are left with a few of us, but there is a lot lacking in the newer generation. We need good leadership and all this cultural promotion (true, its mostly Indian and some African) is getting people like me quite frustrated. I want them to cut down on the taxation, cut down on the high electricity bills, try to curtail all the heinous murders that are taking place, make good roads (like they did in Burnham’s time), etc. etc.
      Hope to hear from you soon.

      Love, Yvonne (Scott) from the Sandbach Parker days.

  • sirodjenie parag  On October 24, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    to guyaneseonline@gmail.com
    date Tue, Oct 19, 2010 at 11:26 AM
    subject RE: [GUYANA Forever] Living in Guyana – slide show

    Hello Cyril,
    I must take the time out to congratulate you for these nice pictures. Yes! although you are showing them now but it is the real Guyanese people of yesteryears, today and the coming future. Thank you very much. I have travelled this world but there is not another place like Guyana and its people. Very, very, wonderful. Once again thanks. Take care and have a nice week ahead. With Regards
    Surojanie

  • sirodjenie parag  On October 24, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2010 01:40:12 -0700
    Subject: Re: [GUYANA Forever] Living in Guyana – slide show
    Cyril,

    Thanks very much. brought back many memories. I even thought of going back to Guyana and live.. well it is just a thought for now but it has awoken something in me.

    Jewan.

  • Patricia C  On October 24, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    date Sat, Oct 16, 2010 at 10:48 AM
    Hi Cyril:
    Just to look at the variety of fruits makes me hungry. That is what I enjoyed in Guyana. Variety.
    Will get back to it from time to time so that I will complete the slide shows etc..
    Love Pat

  • Eusi Kwayana  On October 24, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    What a gift! Thanks!
    Eusi

  • Bobby Moore  On October 24, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    date Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 9:17 AM
    subject Re: Living in Guyana – slide show – beautiful pictures

    Hi Cyril,
    This exuberant treasury of photos is worth all the time it takes to go throuigh them, I did that yesterday and will do it again shortly to appreciate fully the richnesss of detail they offer. I notice tht St. Georges’s Cathedral occurs several times. I am delighted with that as I grew up in that church, learning a lot of the past from the plaques on the walls, and acquiring a wealth of Creolese expressions from the women who used to shine all the brass and silver and the not so respectable figures of creole speech from my fellow altarboys whose angelic mien only lasted as long as the services did !!! In other words, I got a good grounding in Guyanese culture right in that chirch.

    Bobby Moore

  • Valence Williams  On October 25, 2010 at 4:27 am

    date Mon, Oct 18, 2010 at 7:43 AM
    subject Re: Living in Guyana – slide show – beautiful pictures

    Hi Cyril
    beautiful work,But I was in Guyana last may and i also saw some very beautiful houses, and new housing developments . I did not see any in your collection.

    Valence Williams

  • Guyanese Online  On October 25, 2010 at 4:29 am

    Hi Valence:

    Thanks for the e-mail:.
    By the way this is not my collection. It was available on the net and I passed it on.
    I would like to add more collections. including the housing estates.
    If you can locate or get someone to take them just let me have them and we can make up a special updated collection of stuff that is not on the present gallery.

    Thanks for your interest in the BLOG

    Cheers
    Cy

  • Jerry Persaud  On October 25, 2010 at 4:36 am

    What year were these pictures taken?

    • guyaneseonline  On October 25, 2010 at 4:40 am

      Hello Jerry:
      This link was sent to me so I am not sure about when the pictures were taken… however..

      1. They were taken by different people… it is a collage of pictures from a shared flickr site.
      2. Some were taken tears ago for instance… the ones with President Carter.
      3. Some of the photos are great but many are of a low resolution, however., they remind us all of life in Guyana as it was and maybe still is … in some cases.
      4. I think that a copy of Mike Charles’ DVD is a great investment for the latest pictures of Guyana .. Here is the link: http://www.wildguyana.com/shop he was featured on page 9 of the October Newsletter… see it at this link:
      http://guyaneseonline.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/guyanese-online-newsletter-october-2010.pdf

      Cyril

  • Jerry Persaud  On October 25, 2010 at 4:42 am

    Ok..thanks. I already purchased the mike Charles DVD, but I like yours better.
    Jerry

  • Rambha Outar  On November 1, 2010 at 1:15 am

    Those pictures are so beautiful , there is no place like Guyana. I can’t wait to go there. Guyana is so peaceful and stress free. I strongly encourage those people who haven’t gone in a long time to the great changes there. Idon’t think it is a third world country anymore.

  • Noel P Wronge  On January 1, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    In a word: FANTASTIC!

    Thanks a million for the enlightenment and entertainment.

    Rev. Noel P. Wronge
    Pastor of Kingdom Principles Ministries (KPM)
    Brooklyn New York 11203

  • Dr Ivan D.Harding  On February 14, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I WAS MOST IMPRESSED WITH THE COMPREHENSIVE PÎCTURES OF THE VARIOUS ASPECTS OF MY NATIVE LAND -GUYANA.Tears OF JOY CONCOMITANT WITH A SENSE OF NOSTALGIA evoked in me a desire to return to Guyana.
    Unfortunately, the enormous amount of daily crime made me pause and reflect on the probability to settel in Guyana in my declining years.

    I HAVE HOWEVER, PASSED ON THE EMAIL TO SEVERAL OF MY GUYANESE FRIENDS WHO LIVE IN CANADA.PLEASE KEEP UPO YJR GOOD WORK, AND SINCERE THANKS.

  • Lloyd  On February 25, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    The is just AWESOME!! I love these pictures, and they are really humbling and heart warming. These pictures made me stop and think how greatful we all should be to have known a place, a paradise in its own right called GUYANA.

    Thanks so much to all that have made this possible, it is truly PRICELESS!

    Much love to all of my Guyanese brothers and sisters. One people, One nation, One Destiny!

    All the best,
    Lloyd

  • George Bowen  On March 8, 2011 at 11:59 pm

    Many, many thanks for these incredible images. This collection truly represents the diverse, beautiful people of Guyana, and it certainly provided a much needed nostalgic peek in to our rich culture/s; it truly depicted the six peoples, and then some. I’ve seen many compilations of Guyana photos online, but this is the best by far! Well done.

  • Gerry  On January 21, 2012 at 2:46 am

    Beautifully done thanks brings a lot oF memories. I left GUYANA over 40 years ago – some pictures say a million words.. some pictures still the same… God bless Guyana.

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