Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

The Falls Ceiling

March 03, 2006

The Falls Ceiling

The Falls at Westmall is the latest incarnation of one of the country's larger and more upscale shopping malls. Step into this mall and it's easy to forget you're in a small Caribbean island. This may well have been the effect the architects were after, mimicking pristine, modernism of their North American counterparts.

And it is eye-catching, but in a sterile, unimaginative way that seemed to me totally at odds with the vibrancy and vigour of the Caribbean. Especially, the Caribbean at Carnival time.

It is also an interesting contrast on yesterday's photo of old Charlotteville, the traditional versus the modern.

Tomorrow's photo will present yet another contrast, to both these images, portraying both vibe and vigour. Stay tuned.

Posted by phototakeouter at 09:19 AM | Comments (1)

Yeah, the contrast is interesting. There is some of that sometimes in the large Malls in caracas... even though these venezuelans always manage to add color and warmth even to these north-american-like cold buildings.

April 1, 2006 02:32 PM, Massimo

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