More than a photography, qcoffee tableq book with 200 stunning pictures, this important book includes 30+ interviews with major people on the island of Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. They tell of their lives and experiences of how life has changed on VG from l964 when Laurance Rockefeller developed his famous resort, Little Dix Bay, opened its doors, catapulting VG into a worldwide qdestination spotq from the quiet island it was before: no money (exchanges were only through barter), little goods, services, jobs, only a primary educationabto VG today: enriched with major, worldwide resorts, 200+ privately owned villas, roads, goods, services, job and educational opportunities. Intimate portraits of the interviewees, together with striking pictures of the beauty of VG blend to enhance the story of VG.The book will offer much to anyone interested in life on any small island as it thrives and struggles with the changes of growth and tourism.I came from a family of musicians. My dad bought me a ukulele from St. Thomas. I also play banjo, but I have an instrument made from a gourd, like a squash. Let me tell you how I make it into a musical instrument. You leave it on the vine untilanbsp;...
|Author||:||Joan Massel Soncini, Ph.D.|
|Publisher||:||Joan Soncini - 2007-09-15|