Mauritius during the 1970s – Place D’Armes, The Market and the Harbour!

Port Louis during the 1970s has been a very memorable place for many Mauritians and city life was very ‘vintage’! The country was at its peak retro time and the lifestyle and life trend was full of souvenirs. Place D’Armes, as we had previously been writing many times, can be said to be the heart of the city and overlooking the Government House revealed the buzz of the city. The boats and ships of the harbour can very close to the quay and the waterfront that we could admire every details of them. Those vintage cars of the time were still in their ‘youth’! Morris Minors, Volkswagen Beetles, Bedford Vans, Wolseleys, Old Tiptop Buses (Bedford Buses), Morris Austins, Bedford Lorries and lots of others… a wonderful souvenir for many.

The Harbour with the Winnie and Betty trailer boats were yet to be discovered and ‘La Place du Quay’ was just already a wonderful waterfront. The Old Port Louis Central Market was still full of life and passion. Lottery tickets were still selling at 10 cents (10 sous)! Oh time, how you fly so fast!

Baie du Cap – Loin des Villes

Not purely ‘vintage’ but the guys of Baie-du-Cap did this very nice little video that we enjoyed very much and why not share this as well? Baie du Cap certainly is a very lovely little village in the south of the island of Mauritius and is well famous for these stairs of Macondé that lead up to the viewpoint of the bay and the district boundary as well… and of course the whole village deserves a special attention. Don’t forget to check out their other images and videos on the official facebook page of Baie-du-Cap!

Port Louis – Guard of Honour Marching to Government House on La Chaussée Street – early 1900s

The Guard of Honour of the King during the early colonial times parading on La Chaussée street towards the Government House in Port Louis. Definitely looks like a ceremonial procession. It is somehow difficult to derive more information on this ceremony but another interesting observation is certainly how La Chaussée street looked like during those …