Dominoes

Category: Sense of Place

 

Photo and caption by Anne Sampson

Dominoes is the quintessential Caribbean game. After the fishermen have cleaned and sold their fish on the dock, they set up their table in the shade and play very serious dominoes. When they play a tile, they slam it down on the table, often setting it spinning on a little brass nail in the center. "What's the little nail for?" I asked. "So de domino don' break when he hit de table." They demonstrate. "But why do you slam it down like that?" I asked. "Because dat's how it's done!" Of course.

Location: Placencia, Belize, Central America

 

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