Frank Hardy Photography

Hell, Grand Cayman Island …

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This photo shows the ” Devil ” standing outside of his gift shop / post office in Hell, Grand Cayman.  The Devil is one of the nicest people that you would ever want to meet.  When you send a card or letter from the Devil’s post office, it is post-marked “Hell”.  Here is one more of the building without the Devil …

Before Hurricane Ivan came through Northwest Florida on September 16, 2004 and destroyed everything … it came across Grand Cayman Island and did a lot of damage.  On the back of this building was an inscription to or by Hurricane Ivan ( I could not figure out which ) …

We lost our home to Hurricane Ivan and it took us almost three years before we could move back in … that is another story in itself!  A side note … I was in Memphis recently and was talking to my friend Rusty’s cousin about a cruise Pam and I had taken back in 2008.  One of the stops on the cruise was Grand Cayman and I told Tommy ( Rusty’s cousin ) that we rode  around the whole island.  Tommy then made the comment that we went to Hell, which I then proceeded to tell him about my photos of the Devil, dressed up in his costume.  Tommy then told me this story about being on a cruise back in the mid-1980’s and going to Hell and for some reason another, he ( Tommy ) just happened to be wearing a devil costume on this excursion off the boat … maybe it was around Halloween, I do not know, but I am going to have to find out later … but he went to Hell wearing this devil’s costume and told the owner ( the now ” Devil ” ) that if he really wanted to make this place look authentic, he needed to dress up in costume.  And the rest, they say, is history.  The joys of travel!!!  I had never done anything with these photos until I got back from Memphis, so I hope you enjoy them and the story. ( I did not mention Tommy’s last name to protect the innocent / guilty party )

Thanks again for looking and all comments are welcome, so please share your trip to ” Hell ” with us … and please keep it clean!

Written by Frank Hardy

June 17, 2012 at 11:16 am

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