Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Red House Under Wraps

March 26, 2005

Red House Under Wraps

The Red House is the seat of Parliament in Trinidad. The current building is built on the site of its predecessor, which had been razed by fire during the 1903 Water Riots. The new building was constructed between 1904 and 1906 and reopened in 1907.

The Red House is currently undergoing renovations, including major work on the ceilings, which accounts for the temporary shed-like structure over the building.

Red is a very symbolic colour in Trinidad, being the dominant colour in our National Flag. In the flag, Red is the colour most expressive of our country. It represents the vitality of the land and its people; it is the warmth and energy of the sun, the courage and friendliness of the people. (We used to have to know this stuff by heart in primary school.)

Fitting then, that the Parliament, the representatives of the people, meet in this Red House.

Posted by phototakeouter at 09:28 PM | Comments (2)

i will like to have the dates of the few last slave ship that entered trinidad trying to find my for parents mother and father

October 23, 2005 01:41 AM, roachfordgregoire

It's really funny to see the metallic roof on top of the house. Without the person (in red!) walking in the bottom-right corner, all of this could be mistaken for a scale model shot.

March 29, 2005 08:49 AM, Andreas

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