Apart from the brief appearance of three half-dressed women in Carnival costumes, dancing in front the marching drum band as it moved through the crowds and down the Boulevard du Grand Case, the "Mardi Gras", as it is called, feels more like a street fair to me: live musicians, many stalls with local craft, paintings, spices, food, jewelry, extended sidewalk dining, a community stepping outdoors to show what they each have to offer. It was picture paradise and a bit of a challenge for me as I hardly take manual photographs at night. Still, it was heavenly retaking photographs of a previously visited Vintage Two-Story House and to experience another walking tour of the Boulevard du Grand Case.
Yes, these pedicure-less feet have stepped out into familiar territory once again to share with you those things hidden in the open you may have never paid attention to while on Frontstreet: a flag carved into the trunk of a palm tree, two conch shells in an alley, a mad troupe of stuffed monkeys and, my favorite, the flowers vying for my attention here and there between businesses.
This road is so ordinary. At least, it seems that way because I and many other persons frequent it on the way to Mullet Bay, Marigot, St. Peters and other locations including Bush Road itself. We pass by often times quickly on our way to other places. However, for some reason, I wanted to walk through it, take on a speed so much slower than a bus or bicycle and rediscover it.