Jamaica

Acclaim Professional Photography Photos of Negril and Beyond in Achingly Lovely Jamaica

(And yes ever more verbiage from Ernie...sorry!)

The album Natty Dread by Bob Marley & The Wailers in my 20s sparked my fascination with Jamaican music and my curiosity about Jamaican culture.  In the early 60s, "Brits" like the Beatles and Rolling Stones weren't the only foreign musicians listening to American rock & roll music and tracing it back to its southern blues and gospel roots.  Kingston Jamaica ghetto ("Trenchtown") teens Bob Marley, Peter Tosh & Bunny Wailer were listening, too, and were as excited, ambitious and talented.  Their first recordings were in the genre of "ska" music, a Caribbean beat twice as fast as reggae.  A Jamaican record producer had the bright idea of making ska half as fast, and in that perfect moment reggae was born.  Now how about that?!

Since then I'd wanted to go to Jamaica and finally did in February of 2001, again proving we occasionally do make choices which turn out to be excellent ones.  With beautiful Point Village Resort in Negril as a home base, I made unforgettable JA friends and adventures into the local area and deep into the Jamaican countryside--the "real Jamaica" one won't know without venturing beyond one's tourist resort.  I've been back several times on the occasion of Bob Marley's birthday on February 6th, a time of great celebration on this island nation, and have many photos to share with you.  My most recent visit began on Bob Marley's 60th birthday in 2005--yes that's been a long time and something that needs to be fixed....

Here's an "upful" start to this page, and many more images "soon come".

Go ahead and smile, you're in Jamaica now!

           

"Green fe de lan', yellow fe de sun, black fe de hardship, red fe de blood of de people."

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 Jamaica photos, Jamaica pictures, gallery of people pictures       Jamaica photos, Jamaica pictures, gallery of Peter Tosh's mausoleum       Jamaica photos, Jamaica pictures, gallery of Jamaican towns and countryside

The People              Peter Tosh Memorial                    The Land

 

Jamaica photos, Jamaica pictures, gallery of Negril       Jamaica photos, Jamaica pictures, gallery of Point Village resort

           Negril                            Point Village Resort

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Links

Air Jamaica Vacations  Great vacation packages to Jamaica.

Apple Vacations  More great Jamaica vacation package deals.

Bob Marley  Homepage with news, music, video and photos of the "Tuff Gong".

Morgan Heritage  I think, the best roots style reggae band around today!

Mayfield Falls  Pristine beauty in Glenbrook, Jamaica.

Jamaicans.com  More Irie Jamaica information.

Weather  What's the weather in Negril like today?

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Thank you for visiting!  Respect!

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Ernie Osborne

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