Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Le Morne Cultural Landscape

Le Morne Brabant is a peninsula at the extreme south-western tip of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius on the windward side of the island. It is highlighted by an eponymous basaltic monolith with a summit 556 meters above sea level. The summit covers an area of over 12 hectares .There are many caves and overhangs on the steep slopes. It is largely surrounded by a lagoon and is a well known tourist attraction. In 2008, UNESCO inscribed the site “Le Morne Cultural Landscape” on the World Heritage List. As you can see, both from the postcard and the stamp, the mountain especially the eponymous basaltic monolith, as well as the lagoon, constitutes a magnificent landscape which is of great historical significance for Mauritius too. Thank you very much  David from Port Louis, for the gorgeous postcard and stamp, much appreciated!