Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

House on the Hill Closer

July 05, 2005

House on the Hill Closer

A close-up view of the house on the hill in Courland.

The concrete stilts are another common characteristic of older Caribbean, and tropical, architecture. This allows breeze to pass below the house, helping to keep the interior cool(er) — a must in year-round 30°C weather — and also the elevation makes it a bit more difficult for creepy crawly critters (that's the scientific collective term for snakes, scorpions, spiders, etc) to get in. Though mind you, they do still find ways.

Posted by phototakeouter at 04:27 PM | Comments (3)

i could remember on the street where my grandparents live there was a house just like this...

August 17, 2005 09:50 PM, Nikishia

The B&W makes this picture even more interesting. I love the texture

July 9, 2005 04:50 PM, pilgrim


July 5, 2005 08:56 PM, Sharon LaDuke

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