#DryLandTouristChronicles: Jamaica Conference Centre..A Work of Art

Today I decided to try something a little different with my Dry Land Tourist Chronicles post.

Jamaica, much like her people, is very diverse.There is more to her than sand, sun, sea, reggae & weed. She has a rich history that I hope to do justice & present to you my readers.

I have been to the Jamaica Conference Centre many a times but I never really looked at it & saw the work of art it truly is.

A few months ago I had a meeting there that started a little late, so I passed the time by exploring the Jamaica Conference Centre many

A Little History….

Located on the picturesque Kingston Waterfront, the Jamaica Conference Centre was built in 1982 as the venue for the preparatory meetings of the International Seabed Authority, an arm of the United Nations. The Centre was built to United Nations specifications and its facilities and services rival the best.

It was constructed by the UDC in the record time of 12 months in time to host the International Seabed Authority beginning in 1983, in the process, winning the Governor General’s Award.

The Complex houses the Centre, Secretariat Building and a 450 bay multi-storey parking garage.

Source: http://www.udcja.com/feature-jamaica-conference-centre & http://www.jamaicaconference.com/services.htm


Here are the pictures I snapped on the visit.

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The view from the car park
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For a minute I forgot I was in the heart of downtown Kingston

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The drive way at the entrance of the Jamaica Conference Centre.

 

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The fountain

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The Jamaican Coat of Arms along with the motto are displayed at the entrance of the Jamaica Conference Centre

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The centre is located across the road from the Bank of Jamaica
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The old Jamaican saying “One one coco full basket”
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The name of all the donors who contributed to the Jamaica Conference Centre
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A plaque at the entrance commemorates the opening bu HRM Queen Elizabeth II

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All these years I didn’t realize that there were woven baskets in the ceiling
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The UNESCO logo displayed in the lobby
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One of the Art pieces found in the lobby of the Jamaica Conference Centre
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Other works of Art on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre
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More thought provoking pieces on display at the Jamaica Conference Centre

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The phone booths
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The Kingston Harbour creates the perfect backdrop for the Jamaica Conference Cnetre
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The sitting area
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The ceramic detail on the tables in the sitting room was simply beautiful.
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The light fixtures in Conference room 2

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These wooden lined the wall

 

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2 thoughts on “#DryLandTouristChronicles: Jamaica Conference Centre..A Work of Art

  1. I like this post Shanny! I have to go to the Conference center from time to time and I always admire the art work. It’s lovely I especially like sitting by the glass windows. 🙂

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