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...

Related content

Monkeys castle
Haute-Normandie, (France)

Listed historical monument, the Monkeys castle is a beautiful mansion built in the seventeenth century. Its name comes from the frescoes on the walls that depict monkeys. It is also known as the Madness Castle and  the Bettor Castle. Located in a...

Hotel Adler, the abandoned bathhouse - Photo by Diane Landro
Sharon Springs, New York (United States)

The 150-room Adler Hotel on the northern edge of the village with its Spanish style architecture was the last great hotel built prior to the great depression in Sharon Springs. The five-story hotel opened in 1927 and closed after the 2004 summer...

Belchite, a remnant of the Spanish Civil War
Belchite, (Spain)

We are in September 1937 in the small village of Belchite located about 50 kilometers from Zaragoza. The Spanish Civil War has been raging for a year already and thousands of Spaniards died. By the end of the conflict in April 1939, they will be...

The old chapel
Great Montreal, Quebec (Canada)

This domain’s history is rooted in the nineteenth century, back when industrialists in Canada are mostly English or Scottish men. At that time, French-Canadian people, who form the majority of the population, do not participate in the economic...