Fort Rodney

Fort Rodney

Fort Rodney

Pigeon Island (Gros-Islet), Saint Lucia

Okay, Fort Rodney is more a tourist place than abandoned, conducive to exploration. Besides, I wasn't sure about these photos on this website. Well, they are published, but I'm still not convinced to keep them all on Urbex Playground.

Not that I hate them, but they qualify more in the category "travel photos" that rurex. But hey, ruins are ruins and they are a significant portion of the history of the island of St. Lucia.

Moreover, for the little history lesson, you should know that the island is a former French colony that was conquered in the eighteenth century by the British (they got complete control in 1814). Under the command of Admiral Rodney, was built this fort in 1778 to  to spy on French Ships from neighbouring Martinique, located 40 miles north of Pigeon Island. Today, St. Lucia as a young country about 30 years old (independence has been proclaimed on 22 February 1979) and we count approximately 175,000 citizens. The area of ​​the island is 620 km ², roughly double the island of Montreal.

And for those who want to know if the island is worth seeing for their next vacation, I would say yes. For your travel pictures, it is a great place with its peaks, its volcano, its coastal towns and so on. It takes about 2 hours to go from one end to the other of the island. So you have no reason to not seeing everything during your stay...

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