Guyana Then And Now

October 8, 2014

Rooftop View

Thomas Hasek dropped by and offered to fire over a photo of a painting he has by Peter Andersen. When I first saw it in my email box I immediately recognized its rather unique view, but Thomas had already clued me into the subject matter, so my reaction doesn’t really count. What say you, answer on the other side of the photo.

Kitty Roofs, Georgetown Guyana circa 1966

Kitty Skyline, Kitty, being the first residential area of Georgetown going east on the seawall roughly 2 kilo meters from the Demerara River.

Thomas, then sent over another photo of a tea towel. Now, this one brought back memories of learning the brand new Guyana national anthem in school circa 1966.

Commemorative Tea Towel

Commemorative Tea Towel



  1. interesting photos, to say the least of the Kitty area. Thank you for sharing.

    Comment by Andree Alexander — October 8, 2014 @ 10:01 pm | Reply

  2. What a great picture of the Guyanese National Anthem. -though I am reminded of Elisa Doolittle’s song from “My fair Lady” -“Words, words, words, I’m so sick of words, I get words all day long, from him, now from you!
    Is that all you blighters can do! –
    I do recall the reporting of Guyanese Independence day in the UK and I treasure a card -with a flag- received from Esta -our maid whilst I did my VSO and Mrs Mittleholtzer -our land-lady at 68, BrickBam- cook, etc. I do recall one day we placed a ‘stuffed’ small cayman -which looked very realistic- on the landing outside Esta’s kitchen…and awaited the shriek from her when she went out to the rubbish bin! How cruel we were, but that’s young men for you.

    Best to all Guyanese and lovers of Gods own country.
    Mike B

    Comment by mike B — October 9, 2014 @ 4:59 am | Reply

    • If you are the Mike Blamey who was the VSO teaching at the GTI in 1964 please get in touch

      Comment by Frank Munian — March 21, 2016 @ 3:54 pm | Reply

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