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Notes on the Geography of Trinidad: Trinidad: What Oil Money Buys

The pictures in this set were taken early in 2008 (perhaps a decade later than those in the previous two groups) and record some aspects of Trinidad's modernization.

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Downtown Port-of-Spain.

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On the outskirts of town, an overpass is under construction.

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The overpass itself, with bureaucratic bonhomie.

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The Trincity Mall.

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Supermarket.

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Superpremium ice cream by the pint, quart, and half-gallon at the Trincity SuperValu.

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Subdivision sign.

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Houses in that subdivision.

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Close-up.

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Under construction.

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Roof detail.

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Wall detail.

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Waller Field runway, being converted to a college campus.

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Police station at Toco, at the northeastern corner of the island.

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A local grocery.

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The Grand Bazaar, on the road to Chaguanas.

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Supermarket at Chaguanas.

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Clinic.

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Old cane fields being converted to a residential subdivision.

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Sign posted near the site shown in the previous picture.

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Canefields on the outskirts of San Fernando.

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Boundary marker at Cedar Hill, near the fields shown in the previous picture.

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House in the Cedar Hill Settlement. The homeowner was in the cement business.

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More cane fields under conversion.

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Nearby, a branch of the RBTT, formerly the Royal Bank of Trinidad and Tobago. The bank is a descendant of the Royal Bank of Canada, which opened for business in Trinidad in 1910.

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Subdivision near San Fernando.

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Satellite dishes in houses in the hamlet of Jacob Settlement, near Siparia, south of San Fernando.

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Nearby convenience store.

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Entertainment, near Jacob Settlement.


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