Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I wish I knew about this a couple of months ago.

BBC has a photo story about the chattel homes in Barbados. These are portable wooden houses that were used by plantation workers. There are still neighborhoods in Bridgetown where the people live in these houses. Some of them are in top shape with painted walls, new roofs and manicured stamp sized front yards but there are some that are really run down.

I didn't know that some of them were shops. I saw a few bars and beauty salons but didn't think that a grocery store would fit in it. Had this story been run a couple of months ago, I would have visited this particular shop to taste and possibly buy their 50 year old home made rum.

Maybe next time.

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