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Posted on 03/28/2011


Photo taken on March 27, 2011


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An Afternoon with St. Lucy

An Afternoon with St. Lucy
Saint Lucy is one of seven women, aside from the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass. Hagiography tells us that Lucy was a Christian during the Diocletian persecution. She consecrated her virginity to God, refused to marry a pagan, and had her dowry distributed to the poor. Her would-be husband denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse, Sicily. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards took out her eyes with a fork. In another version, Lucy's would-be husband admired her eyes, so she tore them out and gave them to him, saying, "Now let me live to God".

The parish of Saint Lucy ("St. Lucy") is the northern-most area in the country of Barbados. Saint Lucy is known for being the only parish of Barbados out of the eleven to be named after a female patron saint, Saint Lucy of Syracuse. Saint Lucy is also a peninsula, surrounded on three sides by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, east and west. To the south lies the neighboring parish of Saint Peter.

As the crow flies, Saint Lucy is the most distant part of Barbados from the capital city Bridgetown, and remains one of the least populated parts of the island because its remoteness.

We continued on our northbound journey. In this shot, the road narrows to one lane that accommodates traffic from both directions. Note the tall sugar cane fields on both sides of the road. As cane can be very sharp, we pulled in our arms to prevent touching the stalks as we passed.

Barbados interior - February, 1991

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Pierre Bigot, .t.a.o.n., Maria Zarębska, Vilmar Vidor and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


10 comments - The latest ones
kstudi
kstudi
Eine wunderbare Aufnahme. Klasse !!!
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to kstudi
Thanks again, Kstudi! What a day!
6 years ago.
Christel Ehretsmann
Christel Ehretsmann
like a drawing
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Christel Ehretsmann
Compositions seemed to almost "frame themselves."
6 years ago.
Vilmar Vidor
Vilmar Vidor
Interesting traitement and very nice colours !!
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Vilmar Vidor
Many thanks, Vilmar!
6 years ago.
Maria Zarębska
Maria Zarębska
Great colors!!!
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to Maria Zarębska
Thanks very much, Maria!
6 years ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
YESSS !
6 years ago.
TigerHead has replied to .t.a.o.n.
:))) Thanks!
6 years ago.