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Fri Nov 23, 2018, 07:26 PM

Emancipation

I was visiting the National Museum of Bermuda this week and was under whelmed by the ground floor exhibits. All terribly white and British upper class (alongside the religious right wing nut jobs that have also plagued the history of America). And then I saw the stairwell. The story of Bermuda from discovery to present day. Of course I covered all that stairwell with my camera, however the most powerful images for me are those of slavery and eventual emancipation. I could have given you dozens, instead I give you these few that resonated the most with me.

I spent an hour on this stairwell.....











In 1998 I stayed with the first female black premier of Bermuda. Pam is the mother of one of my closest friends from Uni years, and every time (before this visit)I have visited Bermuda, I have stayed with 'family' and I never explored the history of the Island. This time with none of my Bermuda family on the Island I did the tourist trial. To see the history and know that Dame Pamela Gordon-Banks, in the last century, lead this nation is fucking remarkable. Emancipation indeed.

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Soph0571 Nov 2018 OP
MuseRider Nov 2018 #1
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #3
GemDigger Nov 2018 #2
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #4
GemDigger Nov 2018 #7
N_E_1 for Tennis Nov 2018 #10
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #19
Ohiogal Nov 2018 #5
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2018 #8
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Nov 2018 #20
chillfactor Nov 2018 #9
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #15
byronius Nov 2018 #11
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #16
flibbitygiblets Nov 2018 #12
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #17
iluvtennis Nov 2018 #13
Soph0571 Nov 2018 #18

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 07:37 PM

1. OMG

it would take hours just to look at everything happening in these pictures. What an experience that must have been. I have seen things that are historical and moving in other countries but never with any personal relationships around. It looks like the art of one person but maybe it isn't. Do you know who did these?

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Response to MuseRider (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:05 PM

3. I don't know who painted it but it took six years!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 07:38 PM

2. So much to see in each picture.

Thanks for posting them Soph and welcome back.

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Response to GemDigger (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:06 PM

4. *waves* love

Great week away but now I am going to bore everyone with piccis

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:13 PM

7. Oh Please!!! More piccis. Never enough piccis.

Through your pictures, I see things I would never see.

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:43 PM

10. Great cuz you post the most interesting stuff...

Keep it coming.

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Response to N_E_1 for Tennis (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:26 PM

19. That is a great compliment!!!!!

Thank you so much

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:06 PM

5. Stunning paintings

Thank you for sharing! Too bad the museum didn't see fit to display these more prominently.

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Response to Ohiogal (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:09 PM

6. Empire lives in subtle ways

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:34 PM

8. Omigod, my dear Soph, what an amazing group of photos!

I'm so glad you found these.

I had no idea about the history of Bermuda. These are riveting and sorrowful. Whoever did them was extremely accomplished, in both art and history.

And you NEVER bore us with your wonderful photos!



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:24 PM

14. I had a great one of a dunking stool

But I can't find it

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #14)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:27 PM

20. Aw, that is too bad! I'll bet you'll find it one fine day.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 08:36 PM

9. WOW! powerful pictures!

Almost made me cry.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #9)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:24 PM

15. I did....

....the whole wall is awe inspiring

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:04 PM

11. Gorgeous.

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Response to byronius (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:25 PM

16. Thank you :-)

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:04 PM

12. WOW! Moving and powerful--thank you Soph!!

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #12)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:25 PM

17. Soooo powerful

Thank you!

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2018, 10:24 PM

13. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 24, 2018, 12:25 PM

18. Thanks for stopping by

And thank you!

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