Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Bottomless Pitt

These two pictures are east and west shots of Pitt street, arguably the economic center of New Amsterdam. Pitt street is dense and narrow, lined with shoulder-to-shoulder general goods stores and clothing/fabric shops. In the first shot you can see the entrance to Roots Bar, a great local CD store where I bought music a lot. The motorcycle outside belongs to the owner, the very fellow Peace Corps thought was a danger to me. The other shot is from farther down, about halfway near Melody's restaurant, facing the Town Hall. My friend Camille's mother had a small roadside shop right in this area. The blue tarps were clothing stands owned by some local guys who might have been Rastas... I never was sure.

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