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Haiti & Dominican Republic, Vol 3, June 2009

Photo Courtoisie Fresnel Desir Jr.

  • Pikliz.com Premium user United States (Private)
    7 years 8 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    Bois Jalousie (2009)
  • 8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    If I may interject, Fritz T. I have not seen Dominicans nor Jamaicans, or any other nationality including Haitians post pictures of their slums on the internet. To do so would be unpatriotic, insensitive, uncaring and foolish.

    I deeply regret that you felt that this album is showing the "nice things from one of the countries and the "bad" things from another". However your point is valid and it may looks as if we were trying to make a parallel between the 2 nations. That was not the intent of the album.There are so many (at least 10) depicting the beauty of our land. Furthermore, I do not think this specific picture is depicting a slum. There is nothing showing any garbage, filthiness or detritus. It is simply an agglomeration of unsafe housings. As Manny pointed it out, there is an idem picture in an album about the Dominican Rep.

    Pikliz strives for the highest level of accuracy and fairness. It would be unprofessional and unethical to show the slums of any country let alone our own. That is not what Pikliz is here for.

    If you need to see what pictures of any slums look like, I suggest you to go on Google images, type the word "slum" and you will have an idea.Then, compare the pictures you see and the ones on our site. It's that simple.

    Again we are deeply sorry for the way you feel and like the adage says: there are 2 ways to see things. You see the vase half full and I see it half empty or vice versa. I thank you for the comment.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    You don't get, you'll never get it.
    But thank you for your time and keep up the good work!
  • Manny (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    Dear Fritz T.

    Refer to previous albums ( Santo Domingo) posted in 2007. You must be new to PIKLIZ. If you want me to hide the true, I must love Haiti more than you.

    These areas are in Petion Ville and circling Port-au Prince, where most foreigners live. From Montana Hotel, El Rancho Hotel, Kinmam Hotel & Caribe etc...., this is what one sees. How long ago have you visited Haiti////

    When landing in Haiti, one flies over Cité Soleil & La Saline...We can not hide. We need to correct. For you to be critical, you have to be pragmatic, other wise the problems will remain. In error you thought I was contrasting the two countries. I was in both countries within 72 hours. You are too defensive and even anticipative when it comes to D.R. & Haiti. DO NOT BE ASHAMED OF YOUR BELOVED COUNTRY. AT LEAST IT IS THE IMPRESSION YOU LEFT ME WITH.

    I can say one thing: We better wake-up fast and early.

    Understand if these constructions where done according to the norms however shallow they may be, it would have been nice to see and look at these houses.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    Thank you Manny for your clarification, but I will still say that I have not seen any Dominicans, Jamaicans or any other nationalities POST pictures of their "construction anarchiques" or slums on the internet.
    The album appeared to be showing the "nice" things from one of the countries and the "bad" things from another, if that was not the case, there would have been some pictures of the "slums" and the "construction anarchiques" from both countries.
    Thank you!!
    Fritz T.
  • Pikliz.com Premium user United States (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    These are not slums. They are "constructions anarchiques" commonly found in Santo Domingo,Haiti and several other countries.

    In some parts of Greece & Italy, similar houses are built with a lot more discipline and supervision from responsible authorities. I know it hurts. Be strong buddy. When done erratically it looks like a slum. By the way they pause considerable risks to their occupants and others. We need some engineers and urban planner to help remedy the situation in lieu of ignoring it as if we do not see it. It is a problem that must addressed sooner or later, instead of trying to cover it up as if it does not exist.

    If you have not seen the slums of Santo Domingo, the favellas of Brazil, the slums of Djakarta, you really have not seen much. We can run but we can't hide. Good day to you.

    By the way , we have so many beautiful albums depicting the beauty of Jacmel, Grande-Anse, Port- au- Prince etc.etc

    (((Manny Ardouin)))
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    I have never seen Dominicans, Jamaicans, or any other nationalty post pictures of their slums on the internet.
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    Everyone knows that these Bidonvilles exist. Be a GOOD AMBASSADOR for your country, show something nice, positive!
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 2 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    Are there no bidonvilles in the Dominican Republic?
    Is this the best you can show of your country?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    8 years 3 months ago
    In Haiti wiew from Harry's
    What is that?