Old mill

  • Posted May 10, 2007 by Miclaud Viewed 1154 times

Durant l'esclavage, du 18è au 19è siècle, à cet endroit, il y avait un moulin. On peut voir les vestiges de la machine qui servait à broyer la canne à sucre pour obtenir le jus qui chauffé à forte températuure se transformait en sucre.

During the slavery, from the 18 the to the end of the 19 th century, in this place, there was a mill. We can see the vestiges of the machine which served for crushing the sugar cane to obtain the juice which warmed in strong heat was transformed into sugar.

Durante la esclavitud, del 18è al 19è el siglo, en este lugar, había un molino. Podemos ver los vestigios de la máquina que servía para moler la caña de azúcar para obtener el jugo que calentado a fuerte calor se transformaba en azúcar.

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    • # Miclaud

      Yes, today, may 22nd, we did it, for the remembrance of the abolition of the slavery.

      2007.05.22 Reply Cancel

    • # Miclaud

      Cette habitation n'a pas été touchée après la fin de son exploitation.

      This place has not been visited since the end of its exploitation (beginning of 20th century) until 1990s.

      2007.05.21 Reply Cancel

    • # Catseyes

      Super et c'est etonnant qu'il y ait encore des vestiges. Merci pour ces informations tres interessantes. It is quite amazing to see some of the equipment, though not in use, still in this location. Thank you for this very useful piece of information.

      2007.05.20 Reply Cancel

    • # Jon

      nice photo and good history lesson. I've never been to your lovely island but visited many other Caribbean islands which have similar sugar mills/plantations worked by slaves. A reminder of the world's inhumanity.

      2007.05.11 Reply Cancel

    • # Richard

      When enlarged you can appreciate the beauty of this photo even more. Great capture and very interesting historical information.

      2007.05.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Miclaud

      Domino and Thiagotdi, this picture is taken in the ruins of the "Crève-Coeur plantation", in Sainte-Anne, south of my natve island, Martinique.
      Domelia, I did not realize that I posted it on may 10th, the "national" memorial Slavery abolition .
      (I put "brackets", because in Martinique, our Slavery abolition Day is on may 22nd)

      2007.05.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Michel Beroard

      Merci pour les commentaires. C'est toujours agréable d'en savoir plus sur ce que dit une photo.
      Very instructive. Sweet form of teaching about photographs.
      Es agradable de ser ensegnado como le haces con la photografia

      2007.05.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Carley

      a beautiful and interesting shot......The contrast is very dramatic between the trees in the background and the ruins in the foreground.....

      2007.05.10 Reply Cancel

    • # Kris

      what an interesting tidbit of information. I love it when people include 'history lessons' with their photos. What a great shot and thanks again for the info!

      2007.05.10 Reply Cancel

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