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Barbados

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Friday May 10, 2013

Bridgetown, Barbados

Caption: Barbados is a sovereign island country in the Lesser Antilles. It is 21 miles in length and up to 14 miles in width, covering an area of 166 square miles. It is situated in the western area of the North Atlantic and 62 miles east of the Windward Islands and the Caribbean Sea;therein, it is about 104 miles east of the islands of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, and 250 miles north-east of Trinidad and Tobago. Barbados is outside of the principal Atlantic hurricane belt. Barbados was initially visited by the Spanish around the late 1400s to early 1500s and first appears on a Spanish map from 1511. The Spanish explorers may have plundered the island of whatever native peoples' resided therein to become slaves. The Portuguese visited in 1536, but they too left it unclaimed, with their only remnants being an introduction of wild hogs for a good supply of meat whenever the island was visited. The first English ship, the Olive Blossom, arrived in Barbados in 1624. They took possession of it in the name of King James I. In 1627 the first permanent settlers arrived from England and it became an English and later British colony. Barbados has an estimated population of 284,000 people, with around 80,000 living in or around Bridgetown, the largest city and the country's capital. In 1966, Barbados became an independent state and Commonwealth realm, retaining Queen Elizabeth II as Head of State. Barbados is one of the Caribbean's leading tourist destinations and is one of the most developed islands in the region.

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6. pincollector1
6:41 AM GMT on May 12, 2013
Hi Gusbuster:

Thank you very much. Ron
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5. gusbuster
4:14 AM GMT on May 12, 2013
Incredible sky and water separated by an awesome beach. gotta love the view
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4. pincollector1
10:07 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
Hi Snek:

Thank you. You are most welcome. Ron
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3. snek
9:27 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
Gorgeous photo, Ron, thanks for sharing all this beauty of the Caribbeans!
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2. pincollector1
7:47 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
Thank you very much. Ron
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1. WurzelDave
6:57 PM GMT on May 11, 2013
Fabulous shot & info, of course your photo title puts me in mind of the song.
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About pincollector1

I am a professional photographer living in Winnipeg, Canada. My special interests are people and nature photography. I have been taking pictures for over 35 years. Winnipeg has a very agreeable climate in the Spring, Summer and Fall. Winters can be quite cold especially in January. No matter what season, picture taking opportunities in Winnipeg are excellent.

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