"Bamboo Avenue -- Middle Quarters, along the A2 north from Black River, marks the beginning of Bamboo Avenue -- the most beautiful drive in the West Indies. Lying between Middle Quarters and Lacovia, this 4km (2 1/2-mile) stretch of bamboo trees is a grand scenic treat. Planted in the early 20th century to provide a respite from the hot sun for sugar cane workers, the bamboo trees stretch across the road, linking to form a canopy over the road, which narrows to a kind of tunnel that flutters in the trade winds. It's a dramatic sight, and along the road hawkers of coconuts and peanuts ply their trades."
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casperduppy (1648) 2010-02-12 6:48
Good to see your old scan of this amazing place. I like how you framed the avenue and the muted painting-like colours. There are nice light pockets of light here and there, too. My wife's family live just down the road from here in St Elizabeth, but as yet I have never been to Bamboo Avenue even though I have spent a lot of time working in Jamaica. It would be good to see some more of your pictures from this time if you have any.
All the best, Casper