Saturday, March 31, 2012

A postcard from the West Indies: Barbados

The West Indies is a large group of islands that separate the Caribbean Sea from the Atlantic Ocean. They comprise three main island groups: Bahamas (north), Greater Antilles (central) and Lesser Antilles (southeast). Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles.

The postcard shows the houses of parliament in Bridgetown. Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre and has a population of about 80 000. It was originally named "Indian Bridge" for the rude bridge which had been constructed over the river (now known as the Careenage) by the Indians.

(left) From a set of 16 stamps about local fruits: Sea Grape  (2011)
(right) From a set of 15 stamps about local trees: Orchid Tree (2005)


shelena said...

I see I think it's too far to get there but I think I will enjoy traveling from there just to see the beautiful place of Barbados.

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