SailNet Community - View Single Post - Contest/Game - Identify this picture
View Single Post
post #265 of Old 11-16-2012
Just another Moderator
Faster's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 19,126
Thanks: 153
Thanked 544 Times in 518 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Re: Contest/Game - Identify this picture

Originally Posted by Geoff54 View Post
Other than France, the only other place that I know that has those little trains, is Martinique. I think this might be Saint Pierre.
Yes, Geoff.. well done. The event alluded to is, of course, the 1901 eruption of Mt Pele.. an amazingly destructive blast that left, IIRC only two survivors.. one out to sea, another in a 'solitary cell' in a nearby prison.
Many gutted ruins remain; the prison, a theatre among them

the 'survivor's' cell in the prison basement:

Typical EU funded improvements:

The 'Villian" today

You're up, Geoff... nicely done.


1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Faster is online now  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome