Trip to Mauritius: Port Louis, part 1

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Port Louis — the largest city of island Mauritius, state capital was one of obligatory points of our program.

First of all we have gone to search for an old aqueduct, but from the first attempt it was not possible to find. nompleted bridge
Гncompleted bridge.

Have gone to search for the monument to Lenin:

Monument to Lenin on Mauritius, photo — Port Louis

Monument to Lenin in Port Louis




The monument to Lenin in Port Louis is established in park on peninsula Les Salines (french: Les Salines).

Fountain

Element of decor of fountain

The oldest pagoda of Port Louis Kwan Tee is nearby located: Oldest pagoda of Port Louis Kwan Tee, photo — Port Louis

Oldest Chinese pagoda of Port Louis - Kwan Tee

ld factory building
Old factory building.

Police administration of Port Louis
Police administration of Port Louis.

Street trade
In streets there are a vigorous trade of fruit, clothes and all everything.

People in a bus window
On Mauritius very affable people. Many smile and greet, even in such big city, as Port Louis.

The most attractive in Port Louis — old colonial small houses.
 Old one-storeyed small house in the centre of Port Louis

 Old one-storeyed small house in the centre of Port Louis

 Old small house

 Old colonial small house

View to mosque

Colonial small house
Decayed colonial small house. We were on December, 31st, many shops have been closed.

Colonial small house

Building in colonial style

Building in colonial style

 Old two-storeyed house between modern skyscrapers
In the centre of Port Louis old one — two-storeyed houses adjoin to modern skyscrapers, creating unique colour of a city.

Theatre — Port Louis
Old theatre Port Louis, also building of colonial time.

Declaration of human rights
Before theatre there is a stone with the cut declaration of human rights.

ablet with the square name
The tablet with the name: Gabriel Gillet's square (french: Place Gabriel Gillet).

Swiss consulate
The Swiss consulate on the square before theatre, too an attractive old building.

The Intendance streen all is buried in verdure and is forced by monuments beginning from English queen Victoria and finishing presidents of republic Mauritius. Monument to Queen Victoria
Monument to Queen Victoria.

Monument to the governor of Mauritius (1883-1889) to sir John Popehennesi
Monument to the governor of Mauritius (1883-1889) sir John Popehennesi.

Monument in the Intendance streen

Monument in the Intendance streen

Monument to first president of republic Mauritius
Monument to the first president of republic Mauritius.

Intendance streen

Muslim arch on the Intendance street — Port Louis
Muslim arch with citations from the Koran.



Bank building

The Intendance street rests against quay and comes to the end with one more monument.
Monument on Intendance street

Corner house on quay

Post office — Port Louis
Building of post office Port Louis and mail museum.

Near the post office there are remarkable structure: Little shop

Motorcyclists before a traffic light
In Port Louis there are a lot of motorcyclists, but I expected to see more. In general on Mauritius the cores of a type of transport: pickups (who has money) and the bus (at whom is not present). On island it is not enough motorcycles, with the account that all year long summer.

Goods unloading before collars of the city market
Goods unloading before collars of the city market.

Parking of motorcycles and motor scooters at the city market
Parking of motorcycles and motor scooters at the city market.

At the city market
Near the city market and in the market was a lot of people. And trade goes both inside and outside.

Street of Sir Virgil Naz
The street of Sir Virgil Naz — passes in Muslim quarter by a mosque and leaves in the Chinese quarter of Port Louis. On all island constantly there is an interlacing and the close neighbourhood of Moslems, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians. The street is decorate by white and green flags to Mohammed's future birthday.

And the aqueduct with which all has begun, will be in the next post: Trip to Mauritius: Port Louis, part 2.

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