I wanted to take time out of a hectic schedule, so I decided to visit St. James Parish Church. Why? What was special about this church? Well aside from being located on one of the oldest pieces of consecrated land, it's pristine white limestone walls and shady grounds were quite relaxing. Evoking a sense of calm.
As I walked around met one knowledgeable gentleman who was intrigued by my passion for 360 photography. Still it was the calm of the grounds that was so soothing. It is of note that the church grounds do contain the tombs of dearly departed members of the new colony that was Barbados. All that history in one place. Who were the occupants of those tombs? A mother lost, a child lost, a husband lost but not forgotten; rather immortalized by stone slabs or bricked sepulchers.
It is amongst the trees of this solemn place that I contemplated on those whose bodies literally and metaphorically are part of the foundation of Barbados. There is too much history connected to this building to write in this blog. So if you are in Barbados, visit St. James' Parish Church and after your tour or attended service, the beach is right in view and it is beautiful.