Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Bridgetown - Barbados

I'm getting Unesco cards from a few very hard-to-get countries. I've traded again with Lídia and this time she sent me card from Barbados, Dominica, Puerto Rico and Sri Lanka.

This card is from Bridgetown, Barbados capital city, which was added to the Unesco World Heritage Site List last year.

Photo by Randall Banfield

Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison, an outstanding example of British colonial architecture consisting of a well-preserved old town built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which testifies to the spread of Great Britain's Atlantic colonial empire. The property also includes a nearby military garrison which consists of numerous historic buildings. With its serpentine urban lay-out the property testifies to a different approach to colonial town-planning compared to the Spanish and Dutch colonial cities of the region which were built along a grid plan. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1376

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