Video: Barbican Road

Tech note

Reload page if video thumbnail does not appear. From experimenting with various online video hosts, YouTube seems to be the most efficient. Blip.tv gave me some problems uploading and with playback, and as for Google video, I’m still waiting for their broadcast approval, three days after uploading the clip.


My heart sank when I saw the Friday evening rush hour traffic snaking its way along Barbican Road. Faced with 30-minute drive to cover a one-mile stretch, I pulled out my camera and filmed some driveby scenes.

The missionaries in “uniform” were a bonus, marching onward in synch. White missionaries in Jamaica is like taking coals to Newcastle or selling snow to the Inuit – Jamaica holds the world record for the greatest density of churches per square mile, and you never have to look far for some Old Testament wisdom.

5 thoughts on “Video: Barbican Road”

  1. :-) I really like – nice shots. Have to go home and play it there cos I can’t listen the background music at work…

    Gonna link you in on my blog too – widen de exposure :D

  2. Have spent many an afternoon trapped along this route. I was expecting to see me in my car on my phone

  3. I haven’t been back to JA in many, many years and that video brought back memories! See, I grew up in Barbican and remember riding my bicycle on those roads. Especially the road at the end of the video right in front of the church. Traffic was never that bad back in the day tho. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

  4. i remember those roads well too, i grew up in the lane beside the church, called (ford pen lane or castle heights), especially when passing my old school, sanders, if you from barbican you know where mia talk

Over to you!