12 January 2008

a great place to be

Watercolor on Arches CP, 9" x12".

while driving around antigua, or on any of the other former english or dutch islands we visited, makeshift bars or clubs were visible everywhere. these are not the picturesque and trendy places, like smokey's, that cater to the white shoe tourists; these are the down home corrugated metal places that cater to the locals, most of whom come just to sit.

this venue was glimpsed from our tour bus high in the hills of dominica, on the road to the parrot reserve, clean and brightly painted in parrot green and orange. i guessed the fruit plantation workers in the nearby hills were its principal clientele.

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