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Monday, 8 December 2014

looking thru the window of an abandoned house in grand cayman on monday at 1:23 PM


The house out of which this photo was taken was destroyed in hurricane ivan (2004).   the shell of the structure still stands and the view is - well it's still there.

Sunday, 30 November 2014

a windy day in grand cayman at 5:01 pm sunday


It's overcast and windy today (sunday 30th of November, 2014) - so this is the best I could get when the sun peaked out.  This is on the west side of the island - pretty deserted part of the island, but quite beautiful and untouched.

1:13 AM


Sunday, 23 November 2014

marl road in west bay grand cayman at 11:01 AM


This is an old sand and gravel road on the west side of the island.  Many of these roads are the old walking paths before cars were around.  If you LOOK CLOSELY in this photo you will see a baby iguana in the middle of the road about half way up the road facing to the viewers right.

sunday morning in west bay grand cayman at 10:54 AM


Friday, 21 November 2014

Printers Shop in Grand Cayman


This is an old printer's shop in Grand Cayman.  There are still many traditional style buildings remaining on the island - and I hope to get some photographs before they disappear.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Pier on rainy day, grand cayman, cayman islands


It rained most of today, but I managed to get enough light at lunch time.  This is towards the eastern end of the island where there are quite a few vacant piers.   (southern end of Frank Sound Road, if your resident).

Sunday, 2 November 2014

man facing parliament at 6:01 pm on friday in the cayman islands


Vidette's Grocery Store, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands at 11:51 AM on a Sunday



This is a traditional grocery store in West Bay, Grand Cayman.  I thought it would be a good idea to photograph the more traditional stores and venues on island - which, no doubt will be replaced by the very modern or franchised in pretty short time.  The photo was taken on a Sunday and it was a very overcast day - so challenging on exposures.  I like to keep include the modern in these types of photos - such as the car, to give the picture context and contrast.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

small island, grand cayman, cayman islands


              Leave

In Brighton, a suburb of Denver,
at  6:03 pm on a Tuesday, a woman
in dark shades is seen careening through
a yellow traffic light turning red,
grinning straight into the windshield
days rerunning behind her:

41 Christmases, 3 mortgages, 4 cars, 5 dogs
7 expired drivers licenses
2 slippers under the bed

Days fill
Nights fill
Glasses fill
Calendars fill
Beds fill

She never fills

But what life did she expect?

An ant is crawling across the
knuckles of her driving hand
He knows the answer but
he's not telling her

Radio rising, orange tip of a
cigarette sparks the dark
out the window
a light beer in the cupholder

she eases down on the pedal
humming rubber on white concrete
going somewhere:

factories without smoke drowse soundless
ships sail from distant harbors
cars run silently at highway rests
numbered seats fly across time zones

the world continues to
be the same

without her.



          Night Scream


This night has nothing to be ashamed of,
and just staggered in this place at last call -
drunken and unshaven, a kind of fuckless orgasm
with no one to tuck it in bed.
This night has roamed across concrete,
faced neon beer signs in liquored mirrors
with hollowed eyes seeking reprieve in
thirsts and pleasures sought.
This night is curious.
This night is weak.
This night is drenched in vodka, diazepam -
forty miles from nowhere, wild and bewildered
in a ceaseless thrust.
This night aches.
But then we see this:
Two bodies galloping against each other under cool sheets,
a shudder, then a glow of silver on her thigh, drying.
A bond, however fragile. Until morning when it takes flight and then it's gone?
Oh, who the hell knows, but I do know this night will stay in bed.



Tony Walton is a Caribbean writer living in the Cayman Islands. His works have appeared in Storyteller Magazine, Moonkind Press, Whisperings Magazine, Mountain Tales Press, Out of Our Magazine, Poetry Bay Magazine, Burningword Magazine, Wilde Magazine, Nite Writers Literary International Literary Journal, Avalon Literary Review, Iceland Daily, East Lit Literary Magazine, Boston Poetry Magazine, Eunoia Magazine, Olentangy Review, Carnival Literary Magazine and Verity LA.
Article originally appeared on phantom kangaroo (http://phantomkangaroo.com/).
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Sunday, 26 October 2014

statue of jim bodden facing Parliament Building on overcast day sunday 2:01 pm


This is a statue of a Caymanian politician who was at the front of the development of the Cayman Islands in the 1970's.  The day is very overcast with little light to offer.  I will take a photo of it in better light see a different result.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Statue celebrating Women's right to vote, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands


This is a statue in George Town celebrating Women's right to vote and run for political office in 1959.  It had been in the works prior to 1959 for quite a few years through a petition.  It's quite late for universal suffrage but women played a prominent role in society, as many men worked at sea.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Catboat Sculpture, Grand Cayman


This is a glass and concrete Sculpture at the National Gallery, Grand Cayman. It is based on the traditional catboat once very common in the Cayman Islands.  The two pillars represent the bow and stern of the boat.  The artist is Davin Ebanks.