Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Closed I

February 27, 2005

Closed I

Port of Spain, I suppose like many developing countries' capital cities, is littered with old houses that are slowly being abandoned, phased out, demolished to make way for a bright new era of architecture. In much the same way as we sometimes treat our elderly relatives, these houses are shunned in favour of the new generation. But to take the time to study them is to read the stories of their past in the lines and signs of their age.

The house where I took this photo was probably built around the turn of the century (the 20th, not the 21st). Given its location, just minutes away from the Savannah — prime real estate area in Port of Spain — I don't think it'll remain deserted for long. So soon it too will go the way of many of its contemporaries, flattened in the unrelenting drive to the future. Until then, there's still some beauty to be savoured.

I'm presenting two different views of this window, as I'm not sure which I prefer. Compare it to Closed II and tell me what you think.

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