Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday: Economic Development Tour (Through the Mountains)

The following slideshow illustrates the shift in community and landscape as we traveled out of Port-au-Prince and into Jacmel. The land is beautiful but there are reminders that the earthquake did not just hit Port-au-Prince.

Jacmel is also home to a rich supply of Haitian art. We were fortunate to meet an artist painting and preparing his goods for the marketplace. We were also blessed to stumble upon a local Haitian art gallery. The paintings are vibrant and full of emotion. We wish we could share what we saw but copyright laws prevent us from doing so. However, we hope these photos give you a glimpse of the “other side of Haiti” and why it was once known as the “Pearl of the Caribbean.”

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