Thursday, December 11, 2008

Bajan Street Signs




Wandering through Barbados, I was struck by the wit and color of the street signs. Humor and welcoming vibes seemed to ring out from these brightly colored placards, in ways that I never see in the U.S. Even the dollar store sign looked inviting with a wash of sunny hues. The City Woman sign caught my attention because it captures the basic Caribbean sensibility of living practically but with joy. Fish frys are a cultural constant on the island but I was partial to the red sign above because it's my name, minus a "d" at the end. My favorite of course, is the Barbados Jack sign, nothing beats booty!




10 comments:

Catherine said...

I love these signs... in Mexico there are wonderful signs all done by hand too.. I will try and post them at some point...

Fly Girl said...

Thanks Catherine, I think signs reflect culture almost as much as food and dialect. I'll look for the Mexico signs.

Ebony Intuition said...

True, the signs really do stand out down in Barbados.

Fly Girl said...

Yes, it's such an interesting culture, on so many levels!

Stephen Bess said...

One of the kindest people I've ever met was from Barbados. I need to visit.

Fly Girl said...

Yes you do! It's a great place to relax and meet new people.

kristine said...

love that booty sign!

Fly Girl said...

I know! It's hilarious, it was in downtown Bridgetown and I had to immediately stop to take a photo.

north sulawesi said...

Hohoho...what an unique place...

Anonymous said...

OMG! I see you have a pic of the dollar store in Speightstown. My best friend was the manager there.This is so neat.