1. Update: Staged as she left Agatha visits her property every weekend. She is 85 years old and still farming. She boasts that this house lived before her. It was her father’s.

    Update: Staged as she left Agatha visits her property every weekend. She is 85 years old and still farming. She boasts that this house lived before her. It was her father’s.

  2. This Building was built in 1845 to used as a chapel, after a hurricane swept the island of Saint Lucia and destroyed the main  Catholic Church in Gros-Islet. It is currently being used as a presbytery. Save from its windows this structure still habours secrets of traditional construction techniques; wooden dowels and the traditional t-truss pulls the building together sturdily. The custodians have managed to maintain all of these features impeccably and respectfully. I was truly enarmoured but this gem.

    This Building was built in 1845 to used as a chapel, after a hurricane swept the island of Saint Lucia and destroyed the main Catholic Church in Gros-Islet. It is currently being used as a presbytery. Save from its windows this structure still habours secrets of traditional construction techniques; wooden dowels and the traditional t-truss pulls the building together sturdily. The custodians have managed to maintain all of these features impeccably and respectfully. I was truly enarmoured but this gem.

  3. Reading about the Ameridians and their ‘occupation’ of St. Lucia in history books was one thing. However watching this presentation at the Youth Environtment by Jumo and holding these artifacts in my hands brought it home how little air time this sophisticated civilization has received, even today.

    1.stone axe head 2. Chew stick for cleaning the mouth 3. Bamboo axe handle 4.Leaf used for eradication of rash 5. Tchi ma 6. Go diten 7. Turtle head made out of volcanic clay. 8. Breadfruit leaf 9. Fruit from the breadfruit (eaten by the Amerindians) 10. Castor Oil pods 11. Glue grapes 12. Dye used for painting and adorning their bodies 13. Dry coconut

  4. Jewelry shop, Brooglie Street, Castries, St. Lucia. This jeweler’s work bench is100  years old. I love how the window sill is worn from passersby, the conversations….
#heritage#architecturecolonial#stlucia#builtheritage

    Jewelry shop, Brooglie Street, Castries, St. Lucia. This jeweler’s work bench is100 years old. I love how the window sill is worn from passersby, the conversations….
    #heritage#architecturecolonial#stlucia#builtheritage

  5. Mr. Mondesir’s residence. Vieux Fort, St. LuciaAll of the trimmings of the Chattel house, minus it’s traditional shutter windows. As time passes these gems are subjected to mutilation. In the same vein it baffles me that the original boards on the house were made from 12”board, from local breadfruit trees. A student from the Youth Environment forum asked ‘how many breadfruit trees did it take to build this house?’ Have to stick a pin in that one for future experimentation. In saying that deforestation in the 1700 changed the landscape of St. Lucia.#culturalheritage#colonialarchitecture#colonialimpressions

    Mr. Mondesir’s residence. Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

    All of the trimmings of the Chattel house, minus it’s traditional shutter windows. As time passes these gems are subjected to mutilation. In the same vein it baffles me that the original boards on the house were made from 12”board, from local breadfruit trees. A student from the Youth Environment forum asked ‘how many breadfruit trees did it take to build this house?’ Have to stick a pin in that one for future experimentation. In saying that deforestation in the 1700 changed the landscape of St. Lucia.#culturalheritage#colonialarchitecture#colonialimpressions

  6. Many colonial style Buildings that I have visited in the past 3 months have been dilapidated, abandoned and underused. So it was refreshing to come upon this gem which had been ceremoniously taken care of and kept it superb shape. Hopefully she’s on her way to being listed and can be included in our portfolio of buildings of historic and Architectural interest. I am yet to see the stone oven tucked away at the back. #hiddengems#colonialimpressions#architecture#heritage

    Many colonial style Buildings that I have visited in the past 3 months have been dilapidated, abandoned and underused. So it was refreshing to come upon this gem which had been ceremoniously taken care of and kept it superb shape. Hopefully she’s on her way to being listed and can be included in our portfolio of buildings of historic and Architectural interest. I am yet to see the stone oven tucked away at the back. #hiddengems#colonialimpressions#architecture#heritage

  7. Commercial Street, Vieux-Fort this buildings ‘crest’ suggests it has been standing on this corner for centuries.#heritage#frenchstyle#architecture

    Commercial Street, Vieux-Fort this buildings ‘crest’ suggests it has been standing on this corner for centuries.#heritage#frenchstyle#architecture

  8. Commercial Street, Vieux Fort #heritage#colonialarchitecture#

    Commercial Street, Vieux Fort #heritage#colonialarchitecture#

  9. Mrs Medouze’s….residence, Church Street,Vieux Fort. The roof is constructed using a traditional T-truss at a 90 degree angle. This stiffens and holds the roof structure in place to defy any category hurricane. Can’t help but admire the rustic tin roof which adds character to this gem. #colonialarchitecture#chattelhouse#heritage#

    Mrs Medouze’s….residence, Church Street,Vieux Fort. The roof is constructed using a traditional T-truss at a 90 degree angle. This stiffens and holds the roof structure in place to defy any category hurricane. Can’t help but admire the rustic tin roof which adds character to this gem. #colonialarchitecture#chattelhouse#heritage#

  10. #sundaze#vieuxfort#colonial#chattel#house#ruins#heritage

    #sundaze#vieuxfort#colonial#chattel#house#ruins#heritage