Statue of Columbus, Trinidad, B.W.I.-25521.

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Title: Statue of Columbus, Trinidad, B.W.I.-25521.
Abstract: This statue in honour of Christopher Columbus, a navigator, explorer, colonizer, who encountered Trinidad in 1498 on his third voyage, is in Columbus Square, corner of Independence Square and Duncan Street, east Port of Spain. It was a gift from Hippolyte Borde, an affluent local cacao planter and merchant. The iron statue stands at the top of a monolithic platform which has four gargoyles with open mouths, or spouts, from which water pours into basins below each. The water from the basins then overflows into a large round fountain. A few modest buildings, trees and some children are in the background of this famous landmark.
Description: Colour: Sepia; Style: Portrait; Other: Bordered, Undivided
Date: 2010-03-12

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