LOCATION: Dutch Antilles
STORY: A broken down old pier, to most people, is a boating hazard, an eyesore, a tetanus infection in the making…but to me, it’s a rememberance of our connection with the sea. Piers, like boats, are notoriously difficult to maintain, and after a hurricane cleared this island coast of fishing shacks years ago, the locals chose not to rebuild, since large-scale commercial fishing was eliminating their ability to make a living anyway. Now all that remains are a few concrete building walls and this lonely old pier. Look to the left and right, and this once-idealic Caribbean coast is now home to fishing factories and industrial oil holding tanks. But this derelict pier reminds us of a the “Old Caribbean”; a Caribbean without crowds and selfie sticks; a Caribbean that is still out there….if we go far enough….
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