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- The Wall - Tortola
I took these pictures whilst travelling in an open sided taxi in Tortola
A popular island attraction, The "Wall", a long colourful mural along Tortola's Ridge Road, depicts many aspects of the islands' heritage. This seventy- five yard concrete retaining wall is totally covered with paintings by the local artists Thor Downing, CAT, Ghost, TGIF, Roosevelt, and Quito Rymer, who is also a local reggae and folk singer.
All of the hand paintings were done in the year of 2002, when the above artists organized a theme of depicting the early life in the British Virgin Islands after their emancipation from slavery. The people lived off the land, farming and fishing from the sea in the early days, as there were seldom visits from down island traders making visits to the BVI to bring supplies.
The paintings depict the daily hard work the people did to exist in the early years. The paintings are just one way of the community keeping their heritage alive in the BVI. #tortola #bvi #caribbean #paintings #travelphotography #ladylewingdon #sheisnotlost
- Look at these incredible views. 〰️〰️〰️〰️〰️ Brandywine is open today and tomorrow for dinner. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday for lunch and dinner. Our specials are Paella Royal, Sushi platters, Italian delights.
Check our sushi menu in stories or on our official website www.brandywine.vg
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