#TPThursday: A Colorful Jamaican House

As I travel around, I’m fascinated by some of the Jamaican houses I see. Styles change as the population changes so I’m not surprised to see European, Asian and African influences, and materials such as wattle and daub, brick, wood and zinc being used. Usually, based on the design and the materials, I can pinpoint the time period during which most were built. I’m still trying to figure out where on the design continuum this one falls.

Jamaican house
Jamaican house

This is my submission to this week’s Budget Travelers Sandbox Travel Photo Thursday series. Be sure to check out other photo and story entries on their website.






48 comments on “#TPThursday: A Colorful Jamaican House

  1. Me too, Lisa. I agree, it does look like parts of it have been added. I don’t think it’s the sea, maybe a river. We were rushing and didn’t stop but I sure plan to return for the back story.

  2. I had to look up Freetown Christiania. It would definitely fit right in, Mette.
    Whenever I look at this photo, I wonder about the person behind it. I can’t wait to go back and have a chat with him.

  3. That looks like a fun place!! The owner definitely is creative and loves colors! This house reminds me of truck art! The trucks here in Pakistan are painted in such bold colors and just a lot of colors! It has now taken a particular place in arts and is now called the truck art! There are even designer outlets now that are making clothing, accessories and decorative items with truck art! Just Google it and see!
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  4. Wow, Naxysch, that’s interesting. I’ll definitely Google it. I love seeing art in unexpected places — it shouldn’t be only in museums and galleries.

  5. Thanks for your comment, Maria. As you know people will either love or hate a place but it’s up to us to decide for ourselves. Let me know when you’re ready to visit, I’ll make some suggestions for places to visit.

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