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City Hall - Port of Spain, Trinidad, vernelle noel, thinking insomniac

City Hall - Port of Spain, Trinidad

This is a sketch of City Hall, in Port of Spain, Trinidad which flanks the northern edge of Woodford Square. The building is of a modern style. Read below (and click the reference link) for some more information on my mentor Colin Laird, and modern architecture in Trinidad & Tobago.

“THE MODERN ARCHITECTURE of Port of Spain can be seen to have evolved in four distinct phases: 1900–1938, 1939–1961, 1962–1980 and 1981 to the present. Laird and Lewis were independently active after World War II and demonstrate the two primary tendencies which informed architectural production during this period. These influences revealed themselves through, on the one hand, an exported postwar British architectural culture––‘tropical modernism.’ This was a form of modernism derived from the functional, formal and programmatic tenets of mid century European modernism, modified by an interest and concern with the climatic conditions imposed by tropical climates.”

From Modern Trinidad outlined and the Works of Colin Laird & Anthony Lewis by Mark Raymond

[Update: I updated my cartoon posted on Saturday. After I posted it, it was bothering me that I left an important part of the cartoon out… the chair]. Feel free to look at it again >>>.

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Visual Survey of Woodford Square – Port of Spain, Trinidad

This is a quick visual survey/ sketch I did while standing in the historic Woodford Square in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

“Woodford Square (initially named Brunswick Square) was initially laid out in 1803, and squared off into a place for recreation. It was laid out with geometric walkways lined with rare trees from Venezuela, planned as a large, open public gathering space…the square, enclosed by a high wrought iron fence provides pleasant shading in the town center… It was appropriately dubbed “the University of Woodford Square” by Dr. Eric Williams, when he sought to educate the masses, holding regular meeting to lecture to people the affairs of the government. It is a tropical garden. Surrounding Woodford Square are various governmental and civic buildings as shown in the sketch above. The Red House (seat of Parliament) which is French Renaissance in character, the Old Fire Brigade Headquarters/ National Library, the Public Library (1906), the Hall of Justice, Holy Trinity Cathedral – gothic revival church.”Reference: An Urban History of Port of Spain by Yvonne R. Dickman

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