What follows are a few snapshots of the island. This week I'll be featuring some of the highlights of our trip and sharing what we learned first-hand about weddings in Barbados. Enjoy!
Sugarcane is the main crop in Barbados. The landscape is sprinkled with old windmills built with beautiful local coral limestone found in many of the buildings.
"Rum Shops" abound on the island. Most rum shops sell local snacks or Bajan delicacies, along with rum drinks, and beer. These shops are small bars, often wooden structures and some are attached to homes.
Chattel houses like this one are often built on cinder blocks and are able to be simply de-constructed and moved as itinerant laborers needed. This one, in great disrepair, was so atmospheric I had to shoot it. The sign above the door says "Rest Villa".
We went out on the water and I saw this bright lifeguard station. I love the contrast of the sea and sand against the cheery yellow.
The fruits and vegetables are delicious on the island -- there are many roadside stands like these from which to chose.
Our new friend John showed us a flying fish up close and seems to be related to quite a few locals we met on our trip.