Friday, December 30, 2016

Off The Charts In Guyana - Georgetown

Here are more pics from Georgetown, the capital of Guyana.

At 143 ft, St George's Cathedral is one of the world's tallest free-standing wooden buildings.

Did I mentioned that 2016 is the 50 year anniversary of Guyana independence from British rule?

With an unprecedented, wild, and crazy election season going on in the USA, it is interesting to learn that an American Woman has already been president.  Not in the USA but in Guyana.  In 1997, an American born Jewish woman named Janet Jagan was elected and became President of Guyana at the age of 77!  How about that!

Dress code postings are not uncommon in the Caribbean.

Georgetown architecture.

Loads of these trucks all over Guyana.  More on these later.

Hub of humanity?  I think so.  This is one of the places where the maxi taxi's load and unload for other destinations in Guyana.

Do you see him?  "Anonymous" - the maxi taxi conductor/loader

Specific type of diesel engine used in mining operations.  They are built in Brazil.

Our hotel.

1 comment:

  1. The cathedral is GORGEOUS! The dress code sign, though!!?!? No sleeveless tops in that part of the world (tropical heat)? I would die.