Haiti's Machu Picchu, the Citadelle Laferrìère, the largest fortress of the Western Hemisphere, built between 1805 and 1820. Located at a 900 meter high mountain top, construction high up the mountain cost the lives of many former slaves, who had just been liberated after Haitian independence. The fortress was built to resist new attacks of the former colonisator France, but was never used.
The Citadelle was a masterpiece of engineering, and could be one of the major architectural tourist attractions of the Caribbean, or indeed the whole Western Hemisphere, but because of political and economical instability few tourists dare enter the country.
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Emile (20350) 2007-07-02 16:24
Excellent shot Frans. very well captured with a very good point of view. The citadelle in the fg produces a great perspective with the mountains in the back. Nice colors contrast.
I was very near that place two weeks ago in a cruise that stops in Labadee.
Well done. TFS.