Big Picture of Haiti:
Monuments, Places, and more...
What can be the best summarizing picture of Ayiti's strength and glory? Maybe the fortress baptized " la Citadelle Laferrière " erected in the early 1800's by the hard work of about 20,000 people.
The fortress was built under Henri Christophe's regime who feared at that time a return of the French army to the free Haitian republic .
Don't you think the Citadelle's majestic stance suggests that the emperor also wanted it to be a represention of the country's pride?
The pic on the left gives a look at former life in Port-au-prince, the capital. This was in front of the Haitian national palace. Another architectural beauty...
The building endured severe damages on Tuesday 12, 2010. On that day, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit the capital. Parts of the palace are now collapsed.
The ruines of another palace are found in the north side of Haiti. We got to admit one truth about King Henri I ... He did leave us a lot to remember about his empire!
Here's what's left of the Sans-Souci palace, his royal residence...
photo by Gretchen Mahan
One of the best monuments in the world to represent freedom... The Haitian "runaway slave" statue: named " Nèg mawon" in Creole, or "Marron Inconnu" in French. A slave on one knee, blows into a conch while firmly holding a machette in his other hand. The masterpiece was sculpted by Albert Mongones and got him international recognition.
Photo credits: Kafesukre
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