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Victoria, Seychelles- A Walk in the Park and Local Wildlife

The Republic of Seychelles is an archipelago of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, off East Africa. It is the smallest and least populated African country, with a population of only 100,600 in 2022. Victoria is the capital city. 

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Walk to the park with mountains in the background,

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Jardin des Enfants (Children's Garden).

Close to the port is what was once a very nice park. Images in the early 2020s pictured a brightly painted, well-maintained park. Unfortunately, the pandemic and subsequent years have not been kind.   

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Sign at the entrance to the park

 

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Looking out at a side bay of the harbor


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The centerpiece of the park is a shallow pond with a large concrete ship in the middle of it

 

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The walkway to the "ship" is no longer passable

 

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The faded name painted at the bow of the ship is "LIBRA"

 

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The concrete pads used to have brightly painted sheds selling a variety of goods and food. All are gone now

 

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Is it an omen that the area behind the children's sign is a fenced-in paddock with a watch (guard?) tower

 

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An urge for action to prevent climate change

 

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The road bordering the park is home to some abandoned trailers


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7D films?


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Local wildlife

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A Merpigeon?

Final view of the port

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On our way out

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Victoria, Republic of Seychelles
05/19/24

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