life through the lens
We took a boat across the Maroni river from French Guiana to Albina in Suriname, moving on to Paramaribo, in February 2004.
In 2004 Suriname was in a process of transition from the Suriname Guilder to the Suriname Dollar
Roadside stalls on the road from Albina to Paramaribo
Paramaribo's cathedral dates to 1885
A carnival parade in Paramaribo
The carnival brings drummers on to the streets of Paramaribo
The 17th century Fort Zeelandia overlooks the Suriname river in Paramaribo
The view from Fort Zeelandia, Paramaribo
Paramaribo's mosque sits next to the main synagogue (which is set back in this photo)
Flower sellers line the street opposite the Palmentuin gardens in Paramaribo
Colonial buildings in Paramaribo
I think this was a legal office along Lim-a-Postraat, Paramaribo
Driving through the Maroon (or Bush Negro) village of Klass Creek. The Maroons are descendants of slaves that fled to the South American interior
The Brokopondo reservoir in Brownsberg Nature Reserve
The reservior viewpoint at Brownsberg Nature Reserve
On the Suriname/Guyana border is the town of Nieuw Nickerie
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