Temples, Pagodas, Altars and Churches can be found tucked in neighborhoods and roadways all over the island.
The use of incense is part of daily ritual worship in the Hindu tradition. The incense offering is done by rotating the sticks 3x in a clockwise direction.
Locals know the yellow bell shaped flowers as "golden shower".
60% of the population are Hindus.
Prasada or Prasadam is the food offered. Devotion and God's grace transform the food from material nutrition to spiritual mercy.
Prayer and contemplation.
Downtown Port Louis has narrow streets with retail shops and businesses on the lower level and living space on the upper levels. Most homes are wooden. (from bus).
These people are lined up to submit claims for damage to their homes from the cyclone. They have no home insurance and the government will give some subsidy for repairs.
The Champ de Mars Racecourse opened in 1812 and is the oldest in the Southern Hemisphere (second oldest in the world). The season is late March to early December. (rom bus).
La Citadelle or Fort Adelaide was built by British in 183)s to guard the harbor against enemy attacks. Fort Adelaide was named after Queen Adelaide, wife of William II.
Built out of rough, huge rectangular blocks that have changed to black over time. The horse shoe arches are indicative of it's Moorish style.
Chinese pagoda (from bus).
So, what's new? (from bus).
Old theatre (from bus).
Crafts market at Cuadranal Waterfront.
This man has a degree in French and works online for the French Embassy. His brother is a dentist. Both continue the family tradition of metal work because it got them where they are and they don't want the art to die.
Caudranal Waterfront Shopping Area.
Torrential downpour as we arrived at Eureka House. This is all we saw of the garden.
Eureka House is a Creole house builtin 1830 originally owned by British and French aristocrats.
The house was restored and opened to the public as a museum in 1996.
Eureka House is reported to be one of the largest residences on the island, with 109 doors and windows.