Our week

We stayed above town in the mountains.  It was very cold (for haiti).  We did not see any sunshine and it rained everyday.


The boys were happy they got to use their jackets


We ate out once and had pizza!


The national palace




a fountain  by the palace



does anyone know the name of this statue?  I could not find out the name of it


“Le Negre Marron” (The Black Maroon; in creole, “Neg Mawon”), often translated in English as the “Unknown Slave” statue; on the boulevard “Champ de Mars”  The “Negre Marron” is shown with left leg extended (broken chain on his ankle); a machete is in his right hand, and his left hand holds a conch shell to his lips. The conch shell was often used as a trumpet to assemble people. Created by the Haitian sculptor/architect, Albert Mangones (1917-2002) in 1968 or 1969, the statue was commissioned by the Duvalier government to commemorate the slaves who revolted against France.



I had a very realaxing week and am happy I went.  Now back to work!



5 Responses to Our week

  1. Chad from hickory grove says:

    I think the statue is of Toussaint L’Ouverture,”The Father of Haiti” hero of the war of the independence of Haiti. Hope this helps

    C-ya in Jan ill be with Ken and Trina
    love and peace,

  2. Stephanie says:

    Great pictures! I am so glad you had this restful time away with your family.

  3. Kristy says:

    Iam glad your back!!! You really needed that break. God Bless.


  4. Ericka says:

    SO GLAD you got a break!!!!
    You truly needed it 🙂

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