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Grenada. P.1.

mff • 4 minutes read • October 5th, 2015
British 'Lonely Planet' tourist guides tend to resell their destinations. St. George's, 

Grenada

was supposed to be the Caribbean town of dreams, which I had sought for so many years: with colored colonial houses cascading down the steep hills; with cardboard bars with grog dissolving the glasses; with residents still undecided if they are loyal to France, the Crown or the pirates; with hellish forts able to destroy a small aircraft carrier with their cannons.

Everything appeared to be correct! I suppose I haven't seen anything better in the West Indies.

Saint George's 

is a preserved colonial town in British West Indies according to the 'Lonely Planet'. Expectation:

Reality:

In Saint George's everything is the way it should be.

Fort George on the hill that divides the center of the town into two parts.

In 1979, taking advantage of the absence of the country's authoritarian Prime Minister Gairy, the rebels led by Maurice Bishop established a people's revolutionary government. On October 19, 1983, after the government split, Bishop was shot by his people's liberation comrades exactly in this Fort, and 6 days later 12,000 US marines landed on the island and put an end to the "working infection" forever.

The Fort was built in 1706 by France, and in 1763 it was taken away by Britain.

Under the Fort George is the right tunnel, which has connected two parts of the town from 1894(!).

Sendall Tunnel


Colonial streets beautifully run down from the hills:

Drug dealers, St. George's:

Torrents are not invented yet:

Governor's mansion.

Expectation:

Reality:

Cemetery:

'PEPSI'

Problems start once you try to take a picture of someone.


This is a common problem for the British West Indies: you face this on Antigua, Barbuda, and on Montserrat. The problem is not that the camera takes away the soul, but that 'you will use this photo on Facebook for free, and who will feed my children'.

Fishermen that you are not allowed to take pictures of:

A bar that you are not allowed to take pictures of:

That's why you have to take photos 

Grenada 

and mysterious signs.

Z S S S Z

X X + + X X X

A fisherman who you are allowed to take a picture of:

Colonial era was perhaps the best in the history of mankind - since then we only see the traces of decay and extinction.
Author: MFF
Source: mff.livejournal.com
Translated by: Gian Luka

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