Category Archives: Architecture

Is the iconic Georgetown City Hall destined to disappear? – by Francis Quamina Farrier

Is the iconic Georgetown City Hall destined to disappear? – by Francis Quamina Farrier

City Hall – Georgetown-Guyana

Recently, while going past the City Hall on the Avenue of the Republic in Georgetown, someone called my attention to a chunk of the building which had fallen off. Absolutely; a portion of about three feet was lying on the ground where it had fallen off.

No one at City Hall thought it prudent to have it removed immediately. It was there for how long, I do not know, advertising to the public that the end of this iconic building is fast approaching.     Continue reading

Amazing Places on Our Planet -44 videos- 2016 in Review: HD video

Amazing Places on Our Planet – 44 videos

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ ICFQS_jpzFY?rel=0 < click for review

Sacred places of worship; ruins of ancient civilizations; stunning creations of Nature; beautiful hiking trails; National Parks and World Heritage Sites. Welcome to the Amazing Places on Our Planet.
Published on Dec 16, 2016 – 2016 in Review:–All 44 Amazing Places videos released in the channel in 2016.
List and Links to all videos below.        
0:20 2. Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4nM1…  
0:33 3. Old Town of Lijiang, China https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlsM-… 

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Vertopoeia: An Urban Fantasy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Vertopoeia: An Urban Fantasy – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The city became a village. Dan George dusted the tome. It was more than 500 years old. The idea was to bend the universe, to create perfection in a place called ‘nowhere.’ But Amaurot was . It invaded the imagination, regarded people as more than abstract statistics and had its own codes and dramaturgy. Dan George stood in the future. It was a brave and different world.

The shaman had predicted that the structures of reciprocity would tumble. Myths and dreams would be ruptured by the echo of falling trees. Oil hunters would shake the land and the seas. They would squeeze the saplings dry in a brisk trade to get the green dollar to construct vertopoeia.    Continue reading

Guyana – Rupununi-: Nappi, a potential tourist + video

Guyana – Rupununi-: Nappi, a potential tourist site

Nappi – A resident prepares farine

– named after man who escaped a tribal war in Brazil

Karu’ku and Nan’pi were the names of two men, that escaped tribal wars in Brazil, and entered the then Guiana some 100 years ago. They were among the first settlers who entered the forest, leaving forever their mark on the expansive savannahs of the Rupununi in Region Nine.

Karu’ku became Kanuku, bequeathing his name to the majestic range of mountains that divide the Rupununi savannahs in two. Nan’pi became Nappi, his name was given to the beautiful Macushi Indigenous community sitting in the hills just outside the shadow of the Kanuku mountains, in Central Rupununi, Region Nine.      Continue reading

Book Launch: City of Wooden Houses . Georgetown. Guyana – By Compton Davis -London- Sept 14, 2017

City of Wooden Houses . Georgetown. Guyana – By Compton Davis   (Read  more below)    Continue reading

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Construction of new Demerara River Bridge at Houston to begin next year

Aug 19, 2017  – Kaieteur News

The present Demerara Harbour Bridge opened 02 July 1978

Construction on the long-awaited new Demerara River Bridge, to ease the pressure on the Harbour Bridge, is expected to begin next year, government says.

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The Government of Guyana said it is moving along with its plan to construct a new Demerara River Bridge and will soon commence the process of pre-qualifying contractors for the project.

Through the Ministry of Public Infrastructure, contractors will be pre-qualified for the finance, design, building, and maintenance components of the structure. These works will be procured through public tendering, with a restricted number of bidders.   Continue reading

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer) – video

Grace Kim: How cohousing can make us happier (and live longer)

10:15 minutes · Filmed Apr 2017 · Posted Jul 2017 · TED2017

Loneliness doesn’t always stem from being alone. For architect Grace Kim, loneliness is a function of how socially connected we feel to the people around us — and it’s often the result of the homes we live in.

She shares an age-old antidote to isolation: cohousing, a way of living where people choose to share space with their neighbors, get to know them, and look after them. Rethink your home and how you live in it with this eye-opening talk.       Watch now »

A History of Africa – Includes BBC Articles and Videos

Ancient History of Africa Documentary 2017

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The View from Europe: Re-imagining Caribbean cities – By David Jessop 

The View from Europe: Re-imagining Caribbean cities

By David Jessop   Published on July 8, 2017

David Jessop

According to speakers at the recently held Chicago Forum on Global Cities, nearly four-fifths of future growth is likely to come between now and 2030 from urban centres with over 0.5 million people.

At the event, presenters demonstrated that not only is this one of the positive effects of well-planned urbanisation, but that cities create significant intellectual, cultural and other benefits of value, in a world moving towards the provision of services through better educated, globally connected populations.      Continue reading

Light Street – Walk with me in Albert-town, Georgetown – Raphael Video

Light Street – Walk with me in Albert-town, Georgetown

Published on Apr 13, 2017

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