Vreed-en-Hoop foreshore and the Test of Time
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Vreed-en-Hoop foreshore and the Test of Time

By realadmin / Published on Sunday, 04 Sep 2016 03:23 AM / Comments Off on Vreed-en-Hoop foreshore and the Test of Time / 1057 views

This week, photojournalist Alva Solomon takes us to the Vreed-en-Hoop foreshore on a fascinating journey to gather a glimpse of the landscape and ruins of an old settlement.

The area is awe inspiring and filled with evidence of the earlier occupants of Demerara, where structures stand reclaimed by natural vegetation. But now, the zone houses the popular “Plastic City”, an impoverished community close to the Vreed-en-Hoop foreshore where some of Guyans’s poorest thrive. These are the images we captured.

The vegetation at the area is one of thick mangrove forests, a sight to see indeed.
The vegetation at the area is one of thick mangrove forests, a sight to see indeed.
On our way out to the waters, we saw this monumental structure, presumably built by the Dutch.
On our way out to the waters, we saw this monumental structure, presumably built by the Dutch.
The sea side outside the vegetative front left us in awe.
The sea side outside the vegetative front left us in awe.
These trees must have stood the test of time, for they were standing strong when we visited.
These trees must have stood the test of time, for they were standing strong when we visited.
Fisherman nets adorned the jetty, with the Marriot Hotel in Georgetown in full view.
Fisherman nets adorned the jetty, with the Marriot Hotel in Georgetown in full view.
Another look at the jetty, with a section which fell to the testing waters, maybe a few decades ago.
Another look at the jetty, with a section which fell to the testing waters, maybe a few decades ago.
This view left us in awe.
This view left us in awe.
The mangrove trees here can be used for a number of reasons,including adequate seating.
The mangrove trees here can be used for a number of reasons,including adequate seating.
The trees gave us something to remember, including from this view.
The trees gave us something to remember, including from this view.

On a lighter note, the people living here left us feeling emotional , for they were living in squalor conditions , exposed to the seas outside the area.
On a lighter note, the people living here left us feeling emotional , for they were living in squalor conditions , exposed to the seas outside the area.