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.

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The boys were happy they got to use their jackets

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We ate out once and had pizza!

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The national palace

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a fountain  by the palace

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

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“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.

 

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

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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,
    Chad

  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.

    Kristy

  4. Ericka says:

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

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