Once again The Weekly Photo Challenge has allowed me to share photos that otherwise would probably remain in my collection.
For weeks now there has been a buzz in the air as attempts to decorate towns across Jamaica in time for the country’s celebration of 50 years of Independence on August 6, have escalated. Many buildings and posts have been decorated with CLOTH and a few side-walks and walls have been painted in Black, Green and Gold
This one however, made me most disgruntled and I feel that indeed it is WRONG on so many levels.
When I saw this I got so upset as I stared at it in disbelief. Here standing at about 20 feet is a landmark located at the corner of Market and Main Street in St. Ann’s Bay. I just couldn’t understand why anyone thought it was a good idea to paint it as opposed to using cloth.
Some thoughts on this act were:
“Guess its patriotic. Absolutely hideous tho 😡 -Probably one of those seems-like-a-good-idea moments that went wrong because the final product just looks like a bad idea.” J. Pommells
“I thought it was cloth! LAWD HELP!!! NOOOOOO!!!!! They need to strip it! ppl are gonna get migraines. Good intention yes but Fabric would have been better. Oh dear!” C. Seaton
“This has caused me great distress…I’m just confused…historic building or not – really? Paint it that way? Why? Who? I’ll go to sleep now, my night has been deluged with great torment.” K. Harding
” I understand this is an effort to instill civic pride but most effective way to do so is to restore more architectural symbols of our past. Rather than turning them into a joke” R. McConnell