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

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dc.description Colour: Sepia; Style: Portrait; Other: Bordered, Undivided en
dc.description.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. 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 Statues en
dc.subject Monuments en
dc.subject Columbus, Christopher en
dc.title Statue of Columbus, Trinidad, B.W.I.-25521. en
dc.type Image en

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