Barbados Irradiates Culture
This travel souvenir from Barbados can provide a bit of contrast for not only your home, but your climate or your particular region, and at the same time, it is a great way to exhibit some culture in your home. It is no wonder as it introduces the viewer into the intriguing world of the Caribbean Sea. it may bring to mind the early colonial days of which may be nice if you are fond of the history that made the Americas the way it is. The coloration and the almost cartoonish figures are also endearing as they tell a story that many of us ignore.
Europeans in Barbados
As part of the Lesser Antilles, Barbados became an independent state in 1966, However, the head of State is Elizabeth II who is represented in the islands by a Governor. The Spanish were the first to arrive in the islands in the late Fifteenth century. It was then visited by the Portuguese who stop there to get fresh water and food. The English arrived in the early Seventeenth century. Soon, they appropriated the island and thus Barbados became an English colony. Nowadays, almost 300,000 people are permanent residents of the island. Most of them live in Bridgetown, the capital city, where the traveler can visit Independence square, Queen;s Park, the Cheapside Gardens and attend shows at the Frank Collymore Hall of Performing Arts. This is a great travel souvenir to take back home and remember your days on the beautiful and multicultural Barbados.