Maraval Road, Trinidad, B.W.I.




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Stephens and Scott Ltd., The Stores, Trinidad


This antique photograph of Maraval Road from the period when Trinidad was under British rule, looks more like a forested foot path than a road for vehicles. The two dense, clumps of bamboo on the left dominate this photograph and are so tall that one is unable to see the grassy leaves that usually protrude from upper branches. Bamboo is a tall, tree-like grass with rounded, jointed, hollow stalks or stems. Judging from the height of the stalks on these two clumps, the bamboo may be about 10.6 meters (35 feet) high. The posts of the fence in this image have rounded tops and are made of concrete while the railings appear to be made of flattened steel. Patches of sunlight flow through gaps between bamboo and trees and light up the unpaved Maraval Road.


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

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Trinidad and Tobago, Postcards, Rural roads--Trinidad and Tobago, Bamboo--Trinidad and Tobago