A big part of 2mln Port au Prince consists of densely populated clusters of homes on the side of the mountains.
They look like a concrete-iron-brick-anything-that-can-be-used-for-construction islands on the sea of the green and steep waves of surrounding hills.
How many people do you think live on this little "island"? I bet a lot!
p.s. (added Jan 27, 2010) I do regret to say that after the earthquake of January 12, this little house-island, that was one of my favorite sights in the city, does not exist any more.
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Kofman (2062) 2010-01-19 3:37
J’ai choisi sciemment cette photo de Haïti, pour montrer au moins ma solidarité avec ce pays si dévasté maintenant. La photo est très belle d’ailleurs, faite 1 mois avant le tremblement terre. Combien y a t'il eu de morts et combien de rescapés de ce bidonville jonché sur la colline ?
Voilà l’intérêt de TREKEARTH - montrer un moment éphémère qui donne la réalité d’un instant parce que justement la photo le permet.
Amitiés, Elisabeth Kofman
I chose deliberately this photo of Haiti, to show at least my solidarity with this country so destroyed now. The photo is very beautiful moreover, made 1 month before the shiver be in hiding. How much is you there had of deaths and how many survivors of this shanty town sprinkled on the hill? Here is the interest of TREKEARTH - Show a short-lived moment which gives the reality of moment because exactly the photo allows it.
KateinDenmark (1634) 2010-02-05 9:17
This is a lovely scene and it is strange to think that a place that took so much ingenuity to build is now gone. I'm glad you've preserved it for us on TE.