Category Archives: Architecture

Deadly London Fire Shows How Concerns of Poor ‘Constantly Neglected’

“We need to deal with this—we need people to be safe living in high rise buildings,” said Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

“Anyone who’s worked anywhere in the inner city—this isn’t a surprise,” said Danny Vance, an Associate Pastor at Notting Hill Community Church. (Photo: Matt Dunham/AP)

As the death toll from the horrific and “unprecedented” fire that engulfed London’s Grenfell Tower on Wednesday continues to climb, some are highlighting the institutional and economic reasons behind the devastation amid concerns that frequent safety warnings were ignored by the British government.

“Things like this are going to keep happening if the poor are ignored in this city.”
—Danny Vance, Associate Pastor at Notting Hill Community Church        Continue reading

Nature’s greatest artist Puffer Fish – An Unbelievable Artist…. In The Ocean! – BBC

Nature’s greatest artist Puffer Fish – An Unbelievable Artist…. In The Ocean!

An example of the perfection I’ve found in the BBC-Earth documentaries Ep05

Lucky for us we have a video to watch something quite unbelievable….  we probably wouldn’t believe it otherwise.

For one week – 24 hours a day  – the male Japanese Puffer Fish works to create a masterpiece that will attract a mate.  The symmetry of his construction mimics God’s handiwork – it’s that amazing!  He uses his fins as a tool to sculpt and chisel an incredible masterpiece – his finished work of art will captivate you too!  Enjoy this video.

Oronoque Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

Oronoque Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

Raphael – Published on May 9, 2017
Walk with me on Oronoque Street in Queenstown, Georgetown, Guyana

New Garden Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

New Garden Street | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

Raphael  – Published on May 8, 2017
Walk with me on New Garden Street in Queenstown, Georgetown

South Rd and Chanderpaul Dr | Walk with me in Georgetown – Video by Raphael

South Rd and Chanderpaul Dr | Walk with me in Georgetown

Raphael – Published on May 3, 2017

Hadfield Street to Stabroek Square | Walk with me in Georgetown – video by Raphael

Hadfield Street to Stabroek Square | Walk with me in Georgetown – video by Raphael

Published on May 1, 2017 

Walk with me from Hadfield Street to Stabroek Square. Explore behind the Parliament buildings and the Stelling behind the Stabroek Market.

Easter in Georgetown | Follow me Around – video by Raphael

Easter in Georgetown | Follow me Around – video by Raphael

Published on Apr 26, 2017 by Raphael

Easter means kite flying in Guyana, Follow me as I walk on Regent Street and Camp Street on Easter Sunday and on the East Coast of Demerara on Easter Monday morning, as the vendors and the kite flyers come out.

The Demerara Window – the Colonial Air Conditioner – By Murtland Haley

The Demerara Window – the Colonial Air Conditioner – By Murtland Haley

‘Red House”. High Street. Kingston. Georgetown

Before Independence in 1966, Guyana, then British Guiana was a colony of Britain. Berbice, Essequibo and Demerara were controlled and occupied by the Dutch, Spanish and French before being ceded to the British in 1814.

 

In 1831, Essequibo-Demerara and Berbice were combined as one colony, British Guiana. Based on the occupation and colonisation of Guiana by these European nations, much of the initial architectural designs would have been influenced by European style and culture. The buildings bearing these qualities which have survived until today can be described as historic.

Therefore, Guyana’s architectural legacy would be a combination of architectural styles from these colonisers. However, since Britain was the last to leave, Victorian architecture dominated. These styles would have been altered somewhat to accommodate the climatic conditions specific to Guyana.   Continue reading

Walk with me on Peter Rose Street Queenstown Georgetown- Video by Raphael

Walk with me on Peter Rose Street Queenstown Georgetown

Raphael – Published on Apr 6, 2017
Explore a residential neighborhood in Georgetown Guyana. Peter Rose Street is an important street in the Queenstown district of Georgetown once known for middle class traditional homes but now being converted to mixed use zone with schools, embassies, hotels, commercial businesses and private homes.

Georgetown Guyana – The Promenade Gardens – video by Raphael

The Promenade Gardens | Walk with me in Georgetown

Raphael – Published on Apr 17, 2017
Explore the Promenade Gardens in Georgetown, Guyana

 

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