Category Archives: Architecture

Video Tour of the new One World Trade Center – New York

The One World Trade Center tower is seen in this picture taken from the 57th floor of the soon to be opened 4 World Trade Center tower in New York during a press tour, November 8, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The One World Trade Center tower

Video Tour of the new One World Trade Center – New York

This is Spectacular !

Very … Very … Interesting … To see this building is fascinating ….

NEW YORK | Nearly 14 years after the collapse of the twin towers, the new One World Trade Center tower opened to the public on 29 May 2015.

The opening of the observation platform at the top of One World Trade Center was undoubtedly the most anticipated event this spring in New York. The tower 1776 feet high (in homage to the year of American independence) is the highest in the Western Hemisphere.  Continue reading

Georgetown today… What a transformation! –and people couldn’t help but notice

Georgetown today… What a transformation! –and people couldn’t help but notice

 AS widespread clean-up of the city of Georgetown continues, several stakeholders on Tuesday joined hearts and hands in a concerted effort to transform and beautify the landscape of the Public Buildings and its environs, preparing it for the first sitting of the National Assembly under the newly elected APNU+AFC Government.

The Guyana Chronicle sought comments from the proverbial man-in-the-street, and got the following reactions from citizens on how they feel about the initiative.   [See comments below]

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 04 June 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 04 June 2015

  • New Parliament convenes next Wednesday
  • OAS tells PPP to accept elections results and move on
  • State media faces shift in management
  • Some former gov’t officials still using diplomatic passports
  • Activist Ramon Gaskin encouraged by move to purge corruption from private sector
  • Controversial figure Manu Durant executed
  • Sports

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Scenes from Beautiful Guyana – video slides

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BEAUTIFUL GUYANA – by Eerepami Regenwaldstiftung

Uploaded on Jun 9, 2011 – Some impressions from the beautiful country of Guyana. For more information visit us at http://www.eerepami.de.

Tiny House Movement | Andrew Morrison | TEDx video

Tiny House Movement | Andrew Morrison | TEDxColoradoSprings

Published on Dec 1, 2014

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Andrew and his wife, Gabriella, are the creators of “hOMe”, the 207 SF (+110 SF in lofts) modern tiny house on wheels. They live and work in hOMe full time, off grid, and debt free. With the extra time and money that they have they travel and enjoy time together as a family.
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Georgetown Guyana: The municipal markets -commentary

Georgetown Guyana: The municipal markets

On Monday some 40 Bourda Market stallholders marched down to City Hall furious over the fact that the market was not scheduled to open that day and they had not been informed in advance. That was not the only reason the vendors were incensed, it was, in fact, the last straw for them.

Unusually heavy rainfall last Wednesday night and early Thursday morning, coupled with ineffective drainage in the city saw most of Georgetown severely flooded on Thursday and Friday. The whys and wherefores have already been dealt with in this column, but Bourda poses a different issue.

Bourda is one of the four major markets in the city, three of which are still functioning at a reasonable capacity. Continue reading

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
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