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Lifestyle in the heat...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 30 June 2013 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...of Belize City.

In the midst of misfortunes, it is well to remember that every mountain must have its valley,
every oasis its desert, every rainbow its storm, and every day its night.

Sunday blessings everyone!

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January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great composition and tones !

30 Jun 2013 7:09am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Belize is a very poor Country,the British army do a lot of jungle Training there and also help out on local social Projects if they have time.

30 Jun 2013 11:04am

@Anthony Morgan Lambert: Yes, a very poor country ... didn't know about the British jungle training there. Happy to hear they help with projects there; every little bit helps!

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Not quite poverty but getting close to it, the signs of a sightly less favourable lifestyle are all there to be seen. A city that cannot afford to put any wires below ground, no steady supply of gas so LPG is used for cooking, no paving for the yard or tiling for the roof, but at least they have a roof over their heads.

30 Jun 2013 12:24pm

@Curly: Interesting what you wrote," Curly. The first underground wiring in our 54 years happened in 2001 when we moved to a manufactured home community here in Florida. Wires were above ground in NY state, Connecticut and in our first two houses in FL. Lots of people in the US use LPG for cooking and heating. Yards are usually grassy, and roofs are shingled or sometimes tiled. As I said, interesting. ;D

Don from United States

An interesting capture of the lifestyle affected back yards! Lots to see this in this image.

30 Jun 2013 2:31pm

Alan44 from Saint Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, France

Belle composition et émotion à la lecture des commentaires.

30 Jun 2013 4:22pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

I really love the colours here, cracking image

30 Jun 2013 4:50pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A real glimpse into the realities of life here.

30 Jun 2013 6:21pm

Abena from Illinois, United States

The line with clothes drying off shows there definitely is life there, we had a clothes line up too back I notice people don't have that they use dryers and washing machines, which of course are great...if you have them. :D The wires in this shot look kind of messy but if it gets them electricity well then good for them. Lovely shot Judy!

30 Jun 2013 9:27pm

@Abena: I love the smell of laundry (especially bed linens) right off the clothesline. You're right; most here are 'lazy' and don't want to hang clothes out. I wish our community allowed clotheslines. I agree, the wiring looks a bit 'jury rigged' (haphazardly strung up). ;D

Shiva from Berwick, Canada

A very realistic capture of the living situation in Belize. I still use a clothline - a dryer needs an awful lot of power - and I like the fresh smell of our bedlinens and cloths.
I feel fortunate to have a cloth line.
Kind Regards and a nice evening Judy - Monika

30 Jun 2013 10:50pm

@Shiva: Oh, Monika ... before reading your comment I replied to Abena (above yours), that I love the smell of bed linens dried outside. But, our gated community doesn't allow clotheslines. <pout>

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great documented photo of the lifestyle of the area ... I like how you included both clothesline; a very interesting photo that draws us in.

1 Jul 2013 12:12am

@RBL: I find clothes on a clothesline fascinating ... they tell a story about the lives within all around the globe.

Sharon Pleasants from Monroe, Louisiana, United States

I remember growing up and hanging clothes on the clothes line. Nothing smelled fresher than those clothes when we first took them down and brought them in to fold them...

1 Jul 2013 2:50am

@Sharon Pleasants: I agree, Sharon, and oh, the smell of your pillowcase when it was freshly laundered and dried outside! ;D

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

Poverty is not a welcome condition, but...when you have only what you have..then you do what you can do! In my childhood, we lived without washing machine and vacuum cleaner, so hanging the laundry on wires in the big balcony was quite natural!
As long as they have a roof over their heads and food on the table, it still works. BUT...the heat without at least a! that must be hell!

1 Jul 2013 4:25am

@Japanalia: I agree; having shelter and food is necessary. So much of the rest is 'fluff' ... though we enjoy it and become dependent upon it.

L'angevine from Angers, France

avec une partie de la voiture coupée et ces linges tendus,je ressens bien la vie mais à l'intérieur le fait qu'il n'y a personne

1 Jul 2013 7:46am

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