“The Organ” Gasparee Caves, Trinidad




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Gasparee Caves are an intriguing network of underground caves on Gasparee Island, also known as Gaspar Grande, off the north–west coast of Trinidad. The island is composed of limestone and a combination of wave action, rainfall and percolating ground-water has dissolved the limestone crafting sinkholes and sculptures in the caves and caverns. In this vintage photograph we see a cave with stalactites, icicle-like land formations, coming from the roof of the cave and stalagmites, conical formations, growing up from the cave’s floor. The two meet to form a column and this amazing sculpture looks like an organ. The caves are one of Trinidad’s tourist attractions.


Colour: Sepia; Style: Landscape; Other: Bordered, Divided
Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw.

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Trinidad and Tobago, Postcards, Caves--Trinidad and Tobago, Stalactites and stalagmites--Trinidad and Tobago, Islands--Trinidad and Tobago