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OH! – What a Wonderful World – pictures

A music school in China.
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Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 2 – Heritage Tourism

Henry S. Fraser: Letter from Britain – Part 2

“When a man is tired of London he is tired of life.” (Samuel Johnson)

”Without my past I have no memories. Without history I have no roots. “(Jennifer Renton)

“72% of tourists from Russia and 66% of those from China say that castles, churches, monuments and historic houses are top of their list of things to visit in Britain.” (From Valuing our Heritage, English Heritage and National Trust publication)

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Sunday October 5, 2014 - Heritage tourism is by far the fastest growing aspect of tourism worldwide. There has always been a magical attraction to the antiquities of Greece, Rome and Egypt, for centuries the preserve of the wealthy English and Western Europeans on their “grand tours”, and then popularised for the middle classes by Thomas Cook and the railways in the late 19th century. But today the world’s travellers are seeking heritage attractions everywhere. For older people beaches are boring, and the search is on for cultural heritage.

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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

Gated community for Providence EBD

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Five-star gated community being built at Providence

October 6, 2014 By GuyanaTimes

A state-of-the-art five-star gated community is expected to be completed in three years’ time behind the Guyana National Stadium, Providence, East Bank Demerara.

The community called New Life Community is owned by a Chinese investor.    Continue reading

Top posts September 2014 – Top 20 of 498 posts

TOP 20 Most popular of 498 entries. Full List here for  September 2014

Total new entries = 90. Month Hits-=84,834 Total Hits = 2,513,175

GUYANA and CARIBBEAN RECIPES
CHINESE ADVICE TO 50-YEAR OLDS & OLDER
Africa: Beware of China’s $$$ – NYT commentary
Old Jet Magazines – from 1950 onwards – updated
“I will Follow Him” – by a Nun’s Choir – conductor Andre Rieu – video
Fruits of Trinidad and Tobago – and Guyana
Georgetown. Guyana: Fire destroys Umana Yana
Botlahle: Age 11 – Winner Of South Africa’s Talent 2012 – 3 videos
A Hundred Years Later – by Uri Avnery
Guyana has the highest suicide rate in the World– WHO – UPDATED
White Media Falsely Link Brooklyn Shootings to West Indian Day Parade
Book: British Guiana – By Raymond T. Smith – 1962…  (See the FULL LIST below) >> Continue reading

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Moshe Safdie: How to reinvent the apartment building

Published on Sep 26, 2014 –  In 1967, Moshe Safdie reimagined the monolithic apartment building, creating “Habitat ’67,” which gave each unit an unprecedented sense of openness. Nearly 50 years later, he believes the need for this type of building is greater than ever. In this short talk, Safdie surveys a range of projects that do away with the high-rise and let light permeate into densely-packed cities.

SAD OLD HOUSE – By Dmitri Allicock

Sad Old House

SAD OLD HOUSE

By Dmitri Allicock

Abandoned house sits beneath a breadfruit
Broken down entwined memories of roots
Rusting roof, faded paint and wood rotten
Empty of happier days that’s now forgotten
Yard overgrown with trees and vine

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Photos of Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

 Photos of Guyana – by Francis Quamina Farrier

A photo of a bird’s eye view of Georgetown could be so Beautiful; but it is a different scene on the ground. As the saying goes, a picture is like a thousand words, and I’ve decided to submit a few of the photos of Georgetown taken in July, 2014, on the ground.

A Fly Jamaica jetliner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,Timehri.  (FQ Farrier photo)

A Fly Jamaica jetliner at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport,Timehri. (FQ Farrier photo)

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Historical Guyana in Pictures – Dmitri Allicock and Christopher Jeffrey

Historical Pictures of Guyana

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Fund Raising for Ramdeholl Memorial Church – New Amsterdam. Guyana

Ramdeholl Memorial Church

Fund Raising for Ramdeholl Memorial Church – New Amsterdam. Guyana

Request from Philip Ramdeholl

Hello Folks:

I have started a campaign to raise funds to restore Ramdeholl Memorial Church in New Amsterdam, Guyana. Please see attached  a two-page pdf. brochure outlining a brief history of the Church and its current condition.  Printed copies of the brochure are also available.

 My goal is to raise $20,000.00 within the next couple of months to pay for the required repairs and have all work completed by the end of October of 2014. We hope to have a Rededication Service on December 28, 2014.

Funds raised will be put towards repair of the exterior wood façade which is 73 years old and in need of new boards and repainting. The interior of the Church is in need of repainting, pews and floor require refinishing. Currently the Church does not have a washroom so we would like to to construct one in the Vestry area.   Continue reading

Historical Hotel Ads of Early Guyana – by Dmitri Allicock

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HISTORICAL HOTEL ADS OF EARLY GUYANA

By: Dmitri Allicock

A picture may paint a thousand words but ads written from over a century ago lend a kind of majesty to that vintage age of early Guyana and capture so well the essence and that flavor of passing time.

For the travelers of British Guiana in the late 1800s and early 1900s these historical hotel’s advertisements served the practical purposes for lodging and comfort away from home. Hotels would have provided basic accommodation, a room with bed, a cupboard, a small table, Continue reading

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