Category Archives: Architecture

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

 

Walk with me on Hadfield Street, Georgetown Guyana – Raphael video

Published March 16, 2017 – Walk with me on Hadfield Street, Georgetown Guyana – Raphael video

 

The Advanced Pre Ice Age Civilizations that Vanished From Earth – By Graham Hancock – video

The Advanced Pre Ice Age Civilizations that Vanished From Earth

Published on Jan 28, 2017   By Graham Hancock is one of the leading scholars in this area of study. Talk given sometime in 2012.

A physical and intellectual journey, a worldwide exploration looking for the ancient ruins of a lost civilization, this video follows clues in ancient scriptures and mythology and in the scientific evidence of the flood that swept the Earth at the end of the last Ice Age. This video explores the question of early humans swept away by the catastrophe. Who were these populations – pre-civilised hunter-gatherers or more sophisticated peoples altogether?      Continue reading

Follow me around: Tour Downtown Georgetown, Official Residences & Embassy Row – video

Follow me around: Tour Downtown Georgetown, Official Residences & Embassy Row

Raphael – Published on Mar 9, 2017
Follow me on a tour of the downtown Georgetown and learn why this city is known as the Garden City.

Abandoned High School Transformed into Home and Vibrant Community – video

Dad Lives In Abandoned High School With His Wife And Baby After Transforming It Into Their Home

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Nearly 20 years ago, Charles Shaw seized an amazing opportunity. In 1996, he and his wife Lisa bought an abandoned, vacant high school in Durango, Colorado. The 45,000-square-foot building was in poor shape, but its walls were solid brick. Charles saw the potential to make a long-time dream come true: to turn a large building into a mixed-use space that could become a vibrant community. …

Changes for the Better in Jubilee Georgetown – by Francis Quamina Farrier

SOME CHANGES for the BETTER in JUBILEE GEORGETOWN

by Francis Quamina Farrier – for Guyanese Online

 Francis Quamina Farrier

Francis Quamina Farrier

After fifty years of Independence, many improvements which discerning citizens had dreamed for our Capital City are far from having been achieved. Some citizens have been openly voicing their disappointment at the lack of a twenty first century clean capital city. However, it must be stated that there are many citizens of our fair city, who have kept the faith during the long years of massive garbage, doing the right thing even when all else seemed to have been lost. They never gave up. They never flinched. They are the unsung heroes and heroines of Georgetown.  Continue reading

The world’s most liveable cities – 2016: Living on the edge

The world’s most liveable cities

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