Barbados, Bajan, Beautiful

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By Tom Adkinson

Junior outside of his restaurant in Speightstown. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

About 270,000 people call Barbados home, and the face of every one of them almost cries out to be photographed.

From the Friday fish fry at Oistins toward the south end of the island, to the markets and docks of Bridgetown, to rum shops and restaurants at Speightstown on the Caribbean Sea, to the north end in St. Lucy Parish and around to the East Point Lighthouse on the Atlantic Ocean, smiling faces and intriguing countenances constantly greet you.

Strike up a conversation. Drink a beer or a rum with your new Bajan acquaintance. Ask for a photo for a remembrance.

Professional baker Ralph Skeete, 81. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

Bartender at the John Moore Bar. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple carver at a Bridgetown market. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

Cricket coach Vas Drakes at Kensington Oval. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

Photographer Glyne Strickland. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weary waitress in Oistins. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

A serious tomato inspector in Bridgetown. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

Red snapper for her. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One cool dude with two hats. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

Papayas, carrots, broccoli and more. (Photo by Tom Adkinson)

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