Revisiting Holland Bamboo

“...and then, I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough?”
― Vincent Willem van Gogh

 

I’ve been to a Holland Bamboo before but the timing was not right and my travel partner was a bit concern with our safety as it pertains to taking pictures in the middle of the road.

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So the pictures were not perfect but the experience was worth it. It was our first time venturing to that part of the the island which was St Elizabeth.

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Holland Bamboo was something magical so I had to revisit. On July 13, 2019 Mishka invited me on a trip to St. Elizabeth not knowing it would take us to Holland Bamboo.

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Bamboo Avenue which is also called Holland Bamboo has one of the most spectacular scenery on the south coast main road in the parish of St.Elizabeth.

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It will have you speechless.For me I have never seen anything like it before.

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In the 17 century Holland bamboo was created by Holland estate owners. Their aim was to give shelter to travelers and protect the road from wearing away.

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Between Lacovia and middle quarter there is a two and a half mile stretch of road which is bordered with bamboo plants that spread over and cross in the center to create a cool passage.

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Bambusa Vulgaris is a specie of bamboo which was introduced to Jamaica in large amounts.

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It is same bamboo that is planted at Bamboo Avenue.

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The specie of bamboo planted on Bamboo Avenue originated in Haiti.

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The bamboo plant is used in many ways in Jamaica. For example in construction, making of jewelry furniture etc.

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The Bamboo plant is said to be the fastest growing plant in the world.

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Have you ever passed through Holland Bamboo? What was your experience like? I’m dying to hear!