Friday, January 21, 2022

Le Morne Brabant


A 1,824-foot monolith on a peninsula in Mauritius in the Indian Ocean mostly surrounded by a lagoon and riddled with caves and overhangs, its natural defenses made an ideal refuge for escaped slaves ("Maroons") from mainland Africa, Madagascar, India, and SE Asia who settled the rock before emancipation in 1835. It has been a symbol of freedom ever since.

(Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons; CTTO)

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