Photographer's Note

Le Morne Brabant - a mystic mountain in Mauritius Southwest.

This hill became well-known in the 19th century when runaway slaves used Le Morne Brabant as a hideaway. After the abolishment of slavery on Mauritius, a police expedition traveled to the rock on 1 February 1835 to tell the slaves that they are free people. However, the slaves misunderstood the expedition and jumped to death. Since then, this day is celebrated by Mauritian creoles as Annual Commemoration of the Abolition of Slavery.

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Additional Photos by Urs Blickenstorfer (blu) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 17] (1429)
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