Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MAURITIUS - Le Morne Cultural Landscape

"Le Morne Cultural Landscape, a rugged mountain that juts into the Indian Ocean in the southwest of Mauritius was used as a shelter by runaway slaves, maroons, through the 18th and early years of the 19th centuries. Protected by the mountain’s isolated, wooded and almost inaccessible cliffs, the escaped slaves formed small settlements in the caves and on the summit of Le Morne. The oral traditions associated with the maroons, have made Le Morne a symbol of the slaves’ fight for freedom, their suffering, and their sacrifice, all of which have relevance to the countries from which the slaves came - the African mainland, Madagascar, India, and South-east Asia. Indeed, Mauritius, an important stopover in the eastern slave trade, also came to be known as the “Maroon republic” because of the large number of escaped slaves who lived on Le Morne Mountain." -

Postcard 1: Unwritten

My very first postcard from Mauritius...
Thank you so much, Tasneem for sending a UNESCO card inside a beautiful cover!

Postcard 2: Written & Stamped

Looks awesome indeed Evelyne!
Thank you so much for this postcard of Le Morne with matching stamp!
You made my day! =)

Postcard 3: Written & Stamped

"Here's famous UNESCO Morne Mountain in the S.W. of the island,
just a few kilometers from where I am staying in Flic-en-Flac", shares Jean Pierre.
Million thanks JP for this wonderful card...
Just a bit sad though that it was folded...
This often happens to large postcards...

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