Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Barbados: St James Church

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Istanbul continues to surprise me. I was in the central part of the city today trying to find the address for a meeting I was going to, my translator and I were staring up at the buildings trying to decipher the signs when suddenly someone came up to me and said hello. The surprise was that I knew him. I've spent less than 5 days total in Istanbul (which is a city of 14 million people) so saying I know no one is accurate. But on my first visit I scouted apartments for my team to live in and met several landlords. The guy on the street was one of those landlords (and who owned the apartment I really wanted to live in but was to far away.) His memory of me, and stopping to say hello on a busy street totally charmed me and convinced me I'm going to love getting to know people here.

Now, back to my vacation.....

After spending the morning in Bridgetown, we found a driver who gave us a tour of the Island - such a beautiful place. We stopped at the St. James church in Holetown and I fell a bit in love with this little treasure.

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When I was tracking down a song to go with this post I kept thinking church which led to Eric Church, but since I'm not in a twangy mood today I had to keep thinking. Then I remembered a great song from the Donnie Darko soundtrack (which I love, but I've never seen the movie, is that weird?). Here's The Church with Under the Milky Way.




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16 comments:

Anika said...

So beautiful...it is a charming spot isn't it? Love the details you captured.

Sounds like your trip to Istambul is already unfolding as a meant-to-be great adventure. Glad it started off on a positive note!

Nicole said...

That church is beautiful!

Angie Willis said...

That last shot of the door handle is brilliant! The others are great too, but the handle is a terrific shot.

Ashley Sisk said...

Just amazing - I woudl have just stopped and stared.

Cindy said...

i'm sure people are happy to see you again and the church is beautiful.

~Kristina said...

How lovely to have found a familiar face.

Ms. Becky said...

I'm loving the white - especially that handle. and the 5th shot!!! these are all smashing. Jamie you must watch Donnie Darko.
be safe, be well, be light.

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

What a great story. It must have felt nice to be recognized in a strange land.

Marisa A. said...

I finnnallly watched Donnie Darko this year. I knew all about it just had never actually seen the film. Pretty decent actually.

Sam said...

What a beautiful building, I love the shot of the rafters. I can't believe how many of your wonderful posts I have missed (blogger keeps playing me up and not allowing me to comment on some blogs), your photos always blow me away and I love hearing all about your travels x x x

Clinton Painter said...

Wow! I have been to the same church and walked away with completely different pictures. You are amazing at your talent! Beautifully done!

lisa said...

What a wonderful experience Jamie (landlord), and your photographs of this church are beautiful!

blue elephant photography said...

i kept scrolling up and down and up and down on that photo with the ceiling beams LOL funny how things like this fascinates me! i wish i was in your luggage ♥

Liz said...

What a gorgeous church! I love the door handle.

A Box of Chocolates said...

amazing shots Jamie just beautiful

Bibi said...

so beautiful! My parents in law used to have a neighbor from barbados, but I never imagined it to be so pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

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