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An Green Oasis Within the Chaos.

Lush, green trees that bring life to a rather inorganic city, providing a rest stop for anyone in need of it. The City of Port of Spain has quite a few of these green spaces that offer a refreshing place for the weary traveler. On my visit to the capital, it was overwhelmingly hot and humid amongst the man-made giants but from the moment I stepped into Independence Square it was as though I was in a totally different place. The cool breeze that caressed my skin and the surreal quietness; it felt almost as though I was in my backyard but the sudden blearing of car horns of impatient drivers jolted me back to reality.
Cities are often divided into some kind of class structure. This is easily seen in Port of Spain with the lower class on the outskirts of the city, Sea Lots and Morvant; the middle class in St. Anns and Cascade; and the upper class in suburbs adjecant to the city in West Moorings and Diego Martin. However, within these urban spaces these boundaries to do exist because there is no restriction of people who can use it. The vagrants could sleep there whenever they need to, families can have picnics and spend quality time together and rich people can use it as a beautiful backdrop for their wedding photos.
Urban spaces refers to open spaces such as parks and savannas that are free for the public to use. In Trinidad they serve as important urban forms they improve the city's appeal and give citizens freedom to express themselves.


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