Old Pictures of Port Louis - 2  

Most of the pictures on this page date from around 1890 to 1920. They are part of the Colonial Office photographic collection held at The National Archives in the United Kingdom and are free to be shared within the spirit of the Commons. They carry no known copyright restrictions and are available on the site "MAURITIUS - an album on Flickr" at https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalarchives/sets/72157632888290224.
 

Bus queue at Place d'Arme in 1952

GRNW railway bridge

The General Post Office

The Luna Park cinema house

The Immaculée Conception Roman Catholic church

The Royal College Port Louis in 1960

Corner Edith Cavell and Barracks streets

Edith Cavell street in 1913

The Place d'Arme in 1965

The Fly-Over bridge in 1965

The Pari Mutuel horse betting house at the Champ de Mars

Popehennessy Street seen from the Government House

The church at Ste Croix on the outskirts of Port Louis.
In the foreground is the original mausoleum of Père Laval

Jacques Désiré Laval was a French Roman Catholic priest and missionary to Mauritius. He is known honorifically as the "Apostle of Mauritius".

Born 18 September 1803 - Croth, Eure, France
Died 09 September 1864 - Port Louis, Mauritius
Beatified on 29 April 1979 by Pope John Paul II
Shrine in Sainte Croix, Mauritius
Feast 09 September

June 2014

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