One year ago I wrote a post about my island home Barbados. You can read about it here: My Home, My Love, My Beautiful Barbados. However this year, in 2016, we are celebrating 50 years of independence and as Barbadians would tell you “50 years ain’t 50 days” aka that is a whole lot of years to be managing your own affairs! What an achievement!
It has been a long road. As a country we have enjoyed good times and bad times, yet through it all we remain totally proud of the little rock Bajans call home. This time around I wanted to share some photos of our capital city Bridgetown. This particular area is a beautiful oasis in the middle of a bustling city; am sure you will love it as much as I do.
Come Visit Bridgetown
Barbados.org is my usual ‘go to’ site for anything Barbados and here is what was shared about the quaint space on our island known as Bridgetown.
A Little History Lesson
“Bridgetown is steeped in rich history, evidenced in some of the centuries old British colonial architecture which remains today. This well-preserved city built in the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, was originally named “Indian Bridge” for the rude bridge which had been constructed over the river (now known as the Careenage) by the Amerinidians. It was later called the “town of St. Michael” in official documents, before finally being named Bridgetown.” Read more
We’ve Grown Up!
“With a population of about 110,000, Bridgetown is the island’s largest and most vibrant city! After all, it is the capital and commercial centre of Barbados. Steeped in rich history and culture, Bridgetown today reflects a mix of the old and the new, with historic sites and buildings sitting amongst modern structures like multi-storey offices, financial institutions and shopping malls.There is almost always activity in this lively city, as locals and visitors alike go about their business and partake in the diverse shopping, dining and cultural experiences Bridgetown offers. Pleasure craft like yachts, catamarans and fishing boats conveniently dock right in the heart of the city. Visitors will also appreciate the abundance of duty free shopping opportunities available in Bridgetown, as well as the local charm the city brings.” Read more
Learn More About Barbados
- See Bridgetown on Barbados maps
- Click here to think like a Bajan 🙂
- Click here to talk like a Bajan 🙂
- Click here for Some Random Barbados Facts
What About You?
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