Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sainte Pirrie








Following pics of Sainte Pirrie, and the volcano Mont Pirrie that dominates the town, in 1902 and only 2 days after the eruption in St Vincent were 2,000 died and who were forgotton, Mont Pirrie blew its top as well, 30,000 died with only one survivor, a prisoner in his cell, the difference was, the ones that died were mostly the european colonists and land owners, St Pirrie was the capital and was concidered a mini Paris with many fine stone buildings... they were all destroyed, this changed the economics of Martinique, forever, anyway up to date the city was never rebuilt.
Roy

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