Columbus Square, Trinidad B.W.I.

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Title: Columbus Square, Trinidad B.W.I.
Abstract: This photograph of Columbus Square might have been taken circa 1900-1910. The monument to Christopher Columbus: navigator; explorer; colonizer, who encountered Trinidad in 1498 on his third voyage, stands in the middle of the square surrounded by a beautifully manicured lawn, large trees, shrubs and palms, corner of Independence Square and Duncan Street, Port of Spain. The iron statute at the top of the monument was a gift from Hippolyte Borde, an affluent local cacao planter and merchant and it stands in a large round fountain safeguarded by a high iron fence and closed gates.
Description: Colour: Black and White; Style: Landscape; Other: Unbordered, Undivided
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6327
Date: 2010-03-12


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