Colors of Jamaica

Happy Jamaica Day!

When I found out that today was Jamaica Day, I started daydreaming about last year’s trip to Jamaica.  Jamaica Day is a celebration of Jamaican culture, and citizens are encouraged to wear the national colors of green, gold and black.  That made me think of the colors of Jamaicas that I photographed while there last year.

In honor of Jamaica Day, I have uploaded a new gallery to my website, and am featuring a few pictures here on the blog.  I selected the images that showed the pride that Jamaicans have in their culture and country.  The colors of gold, green and black are the colors of the Jamaican flag. The colors of red, yellow, green and black are the colors that are used to symbolize the Rastafarian religion.

Click on any of the images to see the more of the Jamaica Gallery on my website.

 

Color building in Drapers, Jamaica houses the Post Office a small store and a bar. (Emily Naff)

Color building in Drapers, Jamaica houses the Post Office a small store and a bar.

Colorful bar in Drapers, Jamaica. (Emily Naff)

Colorful bar in Drapers, Jamaica.

These images are from 5 day  spring break get-away in March of 2012.   Ever since our honeymoon in Jamaica,  we always dreamed of going back.  On our honeymoon we did the “tourist track” and stayed in Negril, went to Ocho Rios, etc.,  but we had also ventured into the Blue Mountains and over to the eastern coast of Portland.  It was that rugged coast of Portland that we wanted to return too.  On this trip, we stayed off the beaten path, and couldn’t have been happier with our choice of accommodations.  My Time ‘n’ Place was perfect for the first and last night, as it was less than 2 hours from the airport and right on the beach.  In the small town of Drapers we stayed at a guest house, Search Me Heart.  Rosanna was a gracious hostess, and she and her stepson,Roy, were alway there to answer questions, take us on a hike or show us the best beaches around.  Our best memories from the trip are because of the people we met.

Surf shack on Winnifred Beach in Portland Jamaica. (Emily Naff)

Surf shack on Winnifred Beach in Portland Jamaica.

 

Fresh fruit for sale on Winnifred Beach in Portland, Jamaica. (Emily Naff)

Fresh fruit for sale on Winnifred Beach in Portland, Jamaica.

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