The large government building I talked about a few posts back is pretty much finished now. Although no one has actually started to occupy it, the outside part if definitely completed and I think it looks really good. Fitting for the government of this lovely island.
Here is the sign on the side of the road indicating the purpose of this facility.
And here is a full view. Its got to be the largest building in the Cayman Islands. It took +-2.5 years by my estimates to complete. It must have started sometime in late 2008 or early 2009. I honestly don’t remember. I did get to see the progression though ; my office is in the building just to the right in the picture. I took this picture late Saturday morning, so there was very little traffic on the newly redone Elgin Ave.
At the government house (and many other places on the island where there is a new building or large home), you can find newly planted palms. I asked a landscaper I know and he told me that palms like these are imported from the USA. They can cost anywhere from 3000-10000$ each depending on the height/size/type. Who knew palms could cost so much. But thinking about it, I guess it makes sense since shipping these must be somewhat complicated; probably cant go cargo in Cayman Airways! Since they are so tall, its frequent to see newly planted palms with stilts till they have time to develop their roots.
Next … I had the opportunity to see this marvel of landscaping. An awesome pool with a waterfall. Notice the bottom of the pool is black/gray ; awesome.
Needless to say I had to test the “funness” of this fall. The verdict : lots of fun!
Here is when we turned it on.
For the geeks reading this blog, here is the plumbing behind this magnificent pool waterfall. Its basically a pump that takes water from the pool (obviously …) and pushes it up though two four-inch pipes.
Lastly, summer is on its way. How do I know? The mangoes are getting bigger every time I look at them. Yumm. Cant wait.