OAS/GNT Sustainable Heritage Endorsement ProgrammePHOTOVOICE PROMPT #2: The Only Things Tourists See
What do you see here? (Addressed to the whole group)
Two black birds Exhilirating shades of green
Sand and water Ecological footprints in sand
Fish net Sunset (seen in shimmering seawater)
Miles of ocean Lone boat in water/boat at rest
Stone pile Fish pot hanging on a tree
Shade (under almond tree) Breaking waves
Why did you take this photo? (Addressed to the photographer)
This is one of the things tourist always see when they visit Grenada, since the island is surrounded by water. And as we already know, tourists love the sea, the warmth of the water, the Grenadian friendliness, and Grenada’s general sense of making people feel at home.
What is really happening here? (Addressed to the whole group—alternatively what does the photograph represent?)
Looking at the “View of Land and Water” photo one cannot help but to feel the mellow sense of calmness that the image personifies. The relaxing environment with a selection of natural and manmade features that is illuminated with warmth and hospitality symbolizes the desire to get away from busy life—the business of life, that is. Not only does Grenada practice warmth and hospitality but it personalizes these characteristics on a daily basis, which are shared with both its visitors and its own people. Overall, the tranquil image inspires a meditative space with its colors (light blue and pastel hues), the sea (or beach), the sand (and its warmth), and the stones. Moreover, the serene nature of the photograph emanates from the fact that Grenada is a small island surrounded by the vastness of water and sky that evokes feelings of being transformed. Indeed, this image is a prime example of a natural health resort—a going-green spa that provide safe havens mostly for tourists. Then again, the comforting atmosphere also expresses a socio-economic flair that delivers nutrition, sustenance, and natural resources in the form of fish, seafood, sea-moss and other sea products that supply Grenadians with sources of income.
PHOTO Title: Young Lady Going to Obtain Education
Photograph Location: Upper St. John’s, St. Andrew
Photographer: Lasson Mitchell
Credit Line: SON