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Potholes in Paradise

SHERRYLYN TOPPIN, sherrylynclarke@nationnews.com

Added 12 December 2016

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This time he will go for a cool evening swim.

THE STATE OF Barbadian roads is no laughing matter.

Vehicle owners have been reporting hundreds of dollars in damages to tyres, rims and suspensions when they fall victim to these road traps.

But some people have chosen to see the lighter side of Barbadian potholes. Pictures of some of the most dangerous predators and where to spot them have been appearing on social media under the names #potholesinparadise and Potholes of Barbados.

But photographer Simon Victor has gone a step further, combining a bit of humour with his posts.

“My interest was piqued when I saw a guy on Facebook with a really beautiful photograph of a pothole. It looked like it was around sunset,” Victor told NATION Online.

While discussing the issue with a friend, they decided  to take pictures, but wanted to do a bit more. Victor used his son’s hotwheel car in the picture.

“I put an object in it to put some humour and the scale. We are trying to raise awareness about potholes, but we wanted to combined the cause with tongue-in-cheek art.”

The first set, featuring his son’s truck with original captions are shown below. A second set with his daughter’s car is now being posted. (SAT)

Will he make it out this time? #potholesinparadise, Bryden's Avenue, Britons Hill. Close to the standpipe

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Maybe he should reverse a little to make this jump. #potholesinparadise, The Pine — at Pinelands, St.Michael.

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Maybe he should drive around this time. #potholesinparadise Haggatt Hall. 

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Stopped by a cliff overlooking the lake to enjoy a beautiful Bajan sunset. #potholesinparadise, Kendal Corner.

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This time he will go for a cool evening swim. #potholesinparadise, Woodland, St John. 

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He decided to give the shocks a good workout. #potholesinparadise, Bartlett's Tenantry, Sargeants Village. 

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In the midst of a precarious maneuver, his life flashed before his eyes. Did he eventually 'write off' his prized vehicle? #potholesinparadise, Bartlett's tenantry, Sargeants Village. 

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I don't know how he got in there, but things are looking grim. How does he make it out? #potholesinparadise, Bartlett's tenantry, Sargeants Village. 

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He reasons that this one must have been pretty old. According to him, this grass piece is reminiscent of a gully.... #potholesinparadise, Bartlett's tenantry, Sargeants Village. 

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