Saturday, March 30, 2024

Iron Man Bahamas Vacay

  Iron Man likes to vacation in The Bahamas.
 
Iron Man lounging on Bahamas beach holding a daiquiri.

 "Beach and Chill" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 
 
 
Iron Man diving with the sharks in Bahamas sea.

 "Shark Dive" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 


Iron Man on tropic dance floor with bikini clad young woman.

"Get Ready To Wine" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Girls Of Junkanoo

Dancing, colorful, junkanoo costumed girls on Bay St. at night.

 "Girls Of Junkanoo" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Friday, March 29, 2024

Potter's Cay Sunrise - Video

 

"Potter's Cay Sunrise - Video" - ©A. Derek Catalano

Junkanoo Crucifixion

 
Colorful Junkanoo Crucifixion with Jesus on cross and kneeling angels on each side

"Junkanoo Crucifixion" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Tropic Boogie Night

 
dancers in tropic club

"Tropic Boogie Night" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 


patrons in tropic club

"Tropic Boogie Night" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Thursday, March 28, 2024

Butterfly Queen

 
Butterfly Queen costume in junkanoo parade

"Butterfly Queen" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Jumping Blue Marlin

 
Blue Marlin sailfish jumping out of tropic sea with seagulls flying above

"Jumping Blue Marlin" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Potter's Cay Sunrise

Potter's Cay Sunrise

 "Potter's Cay Sunrise - Wide" - ©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
Potter's Cay Sunrise

"Potter's Cay Sunrise" - ©A. Derek Catalano

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Back to Africa

 
Junkanooer wearing tiger costume and mask

"Back to Africa" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 


Elephant lead piece and dancers

"Back to Africa" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Masks of Africa

 
Mask of Africa

"Mask of Africa" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 
 
 
Mask of Africa
 
"Mask of Africa" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

 

Monday, March 25, 2024

Bahamas Junkanoo Parade

 
Bahamas Junkanoo Parade on street at night

"Bahamas Junkanoo Parade" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 
 
 
Bahamas Junkanoo Parade
 
Junkanoo is a vibrant and colorful celebration deeply rooted in the history and culture of the Bahamas. Its origins can be traced back to the days of slavery in the Caribbean, where enslaved Africans were given a few days off around Christmas time. During these brief respites, they would gather, sing, dance, and create makeshift costumes using whatever materials they could find.

The name "Junkanoo" is believed to have originated from the West African word "John Canoe" or "Jonkonnu," which referred to a type of masquerade or festive celebration that was common among African tribes. As slaves were brought to the Caribbean, they brought with them their cultural traditions, which eventually blended with elements of European festivals and celebrations.

Tropic Butterfly Princess

 
Tropic Butterfly Princess

"Tropic Butterfly Princess" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Egypt Themed Junkanoo Lead Piece

 
Egypt Themed Junkanoo Lead Piece

"Egypt Themed Junkanoo Lead Piece" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 
 
 
Egypt Themed Junkanoo Lead Piece

"Egypt Themed Junkanoo Lead Piece" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Saturday, March 23, 2024

King Of Egypt Junkanoo Costume

 
King Of Egypt Junkanoo Costume

"King Of Egypt Junkanoo Costume" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Queen Of The Night Flower

 
White Queen Of The Night Flower

"Queen Of The Night Flower" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 
Found from Mexico to Nicaragua

Friday, March 22, 2024

Queen Of Egypt Junkanoo Costume

 
Queen Of Egypt Junkanoo Costume

"Queen Of Egypt Junkanoo Costume" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Island Amazon

 
Island Amazon in metal armour and colored dreadlocks

"Island Amazon" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Thursday, March 21, 2024

Inflation: Worldwide and in The Bahamas

 
Inflation: Worldwide and in The Bahamas

"Inflation: Worldwide and in The Bahamas" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 


Understanding Inflation: Causes, Effects, and Strategies

Inflation is a term that frequently makes headlines, affecting economies worldwide and influencing the purchasing power of individuals. Understanding inflation, its causes, effects, and potential strategies to mitigate its impact is crucial for policymakers, businesses, and consumers alike.

 
What is Inflation?

Inflation refers to the rate at which the general level of prices for goods and services rises, leading to a decrease in the purchasing power of money. In simpler terms, it means that over time, the same amount of money will buy fewer goods or services. Central banks often aim to maintain moderate inflation rates to stimulate economic growth while avoiding the harmful effects of deflation or hyperinflation.

Tropic Spring Mandala

 
Tropic Spring Mandala made of pink and yellow Hibiscus flowers on beach background

"Tropic Spring Mandala" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Junkanoo Native Dancers

 
Junkanoo Native Dancers

"Junkanoo Native Dancers" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 


Junkanoo Native Dancers

"Junkanoo Native Dancers" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Jet Ski Couple

 
Jet Ski Couple on tropic sea with seagulls

"Jet Ski Couple" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Africa Unite Junkanoo Lead Pieces

 
Africa Unite Junkanoo Lead Piece with mask, spears and drums

"Africa Unite Junkanoo Lead Piece" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano 


Africa Unite Junkanoo Lead Piece with mask, spears and drums

"Africa Unite Junkanoo Lead Piece" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Tropic Spring Goddess

 Happy Spring Equinox

Beautiful woman with dreadlocks on tropic beach with flowers in hair

"Tropic Spring Goddess" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Monday, March 18, 2024

Sunday, March 17, 2024

White Periwinkle Flowers

 
White Periwinkle Flowers

"White Periwinkle Flowers" - ©A. Derek Catalano 


White Periwinkle Flowers

"White Periwinkle Flowers" - ©A. Derek Catalano

White Periwinkle Flowers - Video

  
 White Periwinkle Flowers - Video
©A. Derek Catalano

Saturday, March 16, 2024

Junkanoo Butterfly Lead Pieces

 
Junkanoo Butterfly Lead Piece

"Junkanoo Butterfly Lead Piece" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano


Junkanoo Butterfly Lead Piece

"Junkanoo Butterfly Lead Piece" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Neon Glow Reef

Neon Glow Reef with fish, crab, shells, coral, starfish

"Neon Glow Reef" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Friday, March 15, 2024

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Future Nassau Dream

 
Futuristic Nassau island
 
"Future Nassau" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano
 
 
Future Nassau Dream

 by Derek Catalano


Last night I had a dream.

I had a dream that was truly out of this world.

I dream I bin to the future. Yea bey. The future Nassau in The Bahamas. Let me tell ya naa.

Bahamas Paradise Beach Vacay

 
Tourist couple sitting on tropic beach

"Bahamas Paradise Beach Vacay" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano

Junkanoo Rooster Handcraft

 
Junkanoo Rooster Handcraft

"Junkanoo Rooster Handcraft" - Bahamas AI art
©A. Derek Catalano