Sugar cane fields surround Sunbury Plantation House. These must have been horribly hard to work in in the burning sun.
Sugar the source of wealth for Barbados in past centuries - wealth not evenly distributed - but this is a blog not a political treatise. Suffice it to say, things are much changed and for the better I think. We come merely to enjoy a historical artifact.
Sunbury Plantation House must have been a delight to live in. Not too very huge - there are four bedrooms
but with a super huge downstairs where large numbers could dine in splendor on the astoundingly long dining table. Anne Marie gave a most interesting short talk then let us wander about at our own pace.
The house looks as if the owners have just wandered out for the day - so many hats to protect against the bright Caribbean sun!
Jalousie widows open to allow for a cross breeze.
a collection of cameras.
|photo courtesy of James Lapsley.|
In the gardens, beneath the banyan tree, a huge container that would have been used for boiling down sugar. Look at the 'beards' hanging from the tree. Diana said she was glad Barbados had no snakes!
Then we had a delicious cream tea and talked about the past.