14 December 2008

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Gun Hill Signal Station / St. George, Barbados
Because we pretty much had the day to kill in Barbados before our flight left in the evening, we hopped on a day tour of the island. This was shot at one of the small out buildings at Gun Hill Signal Station, located in the parish of St. George. It is one of the highest points (and therefore obvious as to why the signal station is located there) and provides a magnificent and captivating view of the entire island. It was recently restored and is now one of the finest of a series of signal stations built in 1818. These stations sighted ships approaching Barbados and signaled to each other in warning of the approaching vessel. Apparently, they were also used to warn of slave rebellions on the island.

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