I took this picture from the front of Harrismith Hotel and I think you still can tell from this picture, that even though it is now a complete ruin that it was formerly a grand building.
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I have always loved visiting old ruined buildings ever since I was a little kid, even as an adult I get a real buzz whenever I get the opportunity to visit an old ruined Scottish castle or a grand old mansion house.
Harrismith Hotel here in Barbados, which once upon a time was an extremely grand building and even though it is now an old ruin you can tell it was once something special. I took this picture from the rear of the building, which as you can see it is being taken by nature.
I hope that one day someone will have the foresight and of course pots of money to help restore this building and bring it back to its former glory.
I took this picture from the top the Gun Hill Signal Station, which in my opinion is one of the must visit tourist attractions here in Barbados. It is a place that just oozes history and gives an insight into the historic past of the island.
This particular picture was taken just as a tropical storm was finishing off watering the island; in fact I was stuck in the room at the top of Gun Hill Signal Station for over an hour waiting for the storm to end.
The views form the windows at the top of the signal station are worth the admission money alone and provide a wonderful view of the island. For more of an insight into Gun Hill read the following article I wrote Historic Gun Hill Signal Station In Barbados.
The cauldron was boiling and there weren’t any witches in sight, well I don’t think there was. The cauldron was being used to boil water, which was going to be used for helping to pluck the ducks and chickens that were about to be slaughtered.
It was a gruesome sight when I went to visit some family members in the St John area of Barbados and I don’t mean the cauldron boiling with water, I mean watching the ducks and chickens getting their heads sliced off, it could almost make me a vegetarian.
I pass this mansion house every day as part of the school run here in Barbados and it is the sort of house, which I will hopefully have enough money to own one of these days, this one obviously needs some TLC.
It is a beautiful looking house on the outside that simple oozes character, I can only wonder as to how it looks inside. It also seems to be in a fairly decent area, the PM stays down the road, I hope he does something about all those potholes along the road, before I eventually become a neighbour!