This view of Curepipe taken at the top of the ‘Barclays’ building during the 1950s reveals a very clean and calm Curepipe with very few traffic. The Municipal Library at the near middle of the picture and at the extreme mid left the Municipal lake which was then still very much admired. The house in the foreground still exists and belongs to the Dr. Soreefan’s family.
Unfortunately the Curepipe of the current times has lost its former glory and is instead being wrongly managed (public opinion). Most of the known developments are only temporary and bring very little added-value. The green space in the foreground is now occupied by the ‘Monoprix’ Supermarket.
Another near-similar view below shows the same town hall from the right-hand side and reveals the Train Station at the far end when it was still in operation. After the last trains of 1964, the station had been demolished and replaced by the South Bus Station.