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20 October 2008 @ 06:02 am
There are a lot of churches in Jamaica; some people say we have a church on every corner, probably to match the similar quantity of bars. The physical aspect of a church can range from old buildings constructed in the time of colonial rule, to a simple tarpaulin-covered area with chairs underneath.

I like seeing old churches, and going in them, but I never manage to bring my camera when I'm driving. I've found a site: http://www.j-zone.com/ijamaica/, which has images of Jamaica. Here are some of the churches.
[All images credited to the above-mentioned site].

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18 April 2008 @ 06:48 am
The North Coast of the island is subject to subject to strong weather. Recently, a cold front hit the island fairly hard, and the result was devastating. St. Ann is called the Garden Parish, which makes the destruction even harder to bear. There was ads on the radio about businesses and schools are closed in Ocho Rios due to inclement weather.

Articles [small pictures included]:
Jamaica Gleaner: St Ann ravaged - Parish flooded, more rains expected

Jamaica Gleaner: Scores affected by floods - St Ann lashed by rains from cold front

I've heard that Fern Gully, one of the prettiest winding roads in Jamaica with lovely ferns on each side of the road, is also very damaged.
 
 
03 February 2008 @ 09:40 am
The Blue Mountain Peak is the highest in Jamaica, at 7,402ft. Visitors and residents alike challenge themselves in a climb right up to the very top, which has nothing but a trig post and a lovely view.

The pictures were taken by my brother:

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28 August 2007 @ 08:43 am
If I stick my head out of my window at work, I'll will be facing east. So, if I turn my head to the left, that will be north; since I work in downtown Kingston, what I will see is a plethora of buildings
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11 July 2007 @ 11:34 am
A lot of people think that downtown Kingston is a depressed place and I guess some parts are. click for pictures and more text!Collapse )
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26 June 2007 @ 02:42 pm
There are a few Williamsfields in Jamaica; I personally know of two. One in Manchester, which is in Central Jamaica and the other in Westmoreland, which is, you guessed it, in the West of the island.

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16 June 2007 @ 12:48 pm
Driving between Middle Quarters and Lacovia in the parish of St. Elizabeth, you'll come upon this arching tunnel of bamboo. click for picture and more text!Collapse )