Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Great House Experience
Jamaica being a former colony of Britain there are a number of great houses in the country. A great house is the main house on a plantain and Devon House is one of the great houses in Kingston. According to the Devon House's website the site is 127 years old. The property is 11-acres, its lush sprawling lawns provides an ambiance that soothes the mind and soul, and offers an enviable shopping experience for both local and overseas visitors. What i love most is that Devon House was built by Jamaica’s first black millionaire George Stiebel. Just in case your wondering I m not getting paid or compensated for this post.
The truth is I have fond memories of the grounds because i attended high school up the road. I remember swinging from the trees (literally), having Devon House I- Scream with school mates on Fridays and most of all selecting a tree and craving my name in it.
Now it's a place where i take my daughter to make up for the terror of swimming class. To her it is the oasis where pastry and ice cream is always available. To her Devon House is a place with the huge tree cover in lights at Christmas time. Just thinking about it, over the years there must be hundreds of memories created and shared at Devon House.
Play the video for more images of Devon House.