Columbus Monument, Trinidad B.W.I.

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dc.description Colour: Black and White; Style: Portrait; Other: Bordered, Undivided en
dc.description.abstract This is photograph of a monument to Christopher Columbus, a navigator, explorer, colonizer, who encountered Trinidad in 1498 on his third voyage. It stands in Columbus Square, corner of Independence Square and Duncan Street, east Port of Spain. The monument consists of three parts: a statute, a base and a fountain. The statute is a carving of Christopher Columbus and stands at the top of the monument. It was a gift from Hippolyte Borde, an affluent local cacao planter and merchant. The iron statue then rests on a monolithic base embellished by four gargoyles with four vessels below each. This structure is positioned at the centre of a large round fountain which is fenced around with chains. A few scanty trees conceal various buildings behind this famous landmark. en
dc.description.sponsorship Funding for this project has been provided by Mrs. Irma E. Goldstraw. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Please contact the Main Library, The University of the West Indies for permission to use the digitized images. en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Postcards en
dc.subject Monuments--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Memorials--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Statues--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Buildings--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.subject Columbus, Christopher en
dc.subject Fountains--Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title Columbus Monument, Trinidad B.W.I. en
dc.type Image en

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