Tag Archives: chaguaramas

timeworn

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the effects of time on a shuttered window from one of the remaining structures in the abandoned village of mount pleasant in chaguaramas, trinidad.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: doors, windows & arches
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the remains (revisited)

The Remains (Revisited)

a different perspective of st. chad’s anglican church… you can compare it to the first one i posted a little while back.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes
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bay at sundown

Bay At Sundown

though trinidad is an island, surprisingly, easily accessible beaches are not plentiful! when one lives in the capital city of port of spain, a lovely drive along the north coast road will take you to a number of the north coast beaches, including maracas beach – the most popular beach on the island. if one wants to stay a tad closer to home however, there is macqueripe bay – it is a short drive from the city (providing the traffic is not too bad ;-)) and it is found at the extreme north west of the island.

the beach area has undergone recent renovations that include a zip-lining facility and nicely landscaped grounds.  because it is set in a cove, the water is usually quite calm. it is deceptively deep however…

the entire area used to be a well developed beach area complete with a beach club. if you did not know it, trinidad was a british colony until august 30, 1962. by arrangement with england, the area was turned into an american military base in the early 40’s during world war 2. american subs were stationed in macqueripe bay, presumably because the waters were so deep. the area reverted back to a beach area in the early 1970’s.

here you have a lovely sunset on a beautiful july evening at macqueripe bay.

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: skyscapes 2 and waterscapes
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the remains

The Remains

en route to macqueripe bay along tucker valley road in chaguaramas national park is the former village of mount pleasant (now a national heritage site). still standing are a few shacks and the remains of st. chad’s anglican church along with a graveyard adjacent to the church.

the church was originally built in 1850 out of timbers, but after 18 years it had fallen into disrepair. it was rebuilt in 1875 – but again by 1915 had succumbed to decay. by the end of 1915 it was rebuilt yet again and in use until the area was given to the americans as a military base in 1941. the graveyard contains the prominent grave of one amelia trip and dates back to 1877.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: country scenes
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