Friday, March 23, 2012

BARBADOS ~Bridgetown-Houses of Parliment-UNESCO~

My third Caribbean island postcard arrived today... Thank you soooooo much Gilles for such a great postcard and for adding another!!! new country to my collection!! I never had so many new places in such a short time... Amazing!!:D:D

With two lovely stamps:
On February 7th, 2011 Barbados issued a new stamps featuring "Local Fruits" This set shows a variety of local fruit grown in Barbados.
And one from a set of 15 with theme flora (Trees) Subject Orchid Tree issued on 20 July 2005

Bridgetown is the capital and commercial centre from Barbados. Bridgetown was originally named "Indian Bridge" for the rude bridge which had been constructed over the river (now known as the Careenage) by the Indians. It was later called the "town of St. Michael" in official documents, before finally being named Bridgetown.

The Parliament Buildings of Barbados are located at the top of Broad Street. The Barbados Parliament was established in 1639 and is the third oldest Parliament in the entire Commonwealth.

Historic Bridgetown and its Garrison was listed as a UNESCO WHS site in 2011.

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