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 days. The buildings have most of them changed completely, probably due to the fire that devastated quite some of them during those times. It looks like only those two buildings at the end of the street are still existing nowadays. All the rest have disappeared completely.
And dress-code of the colonial times certainly looks very smart. It was even quite compulsory or respectful to wear a hat in public. The Company Garden on the other side does look more green and well-maintained. Port Louis certainly looked more beautiful then, with lots of spaces and greenery here and there. At the middle part, the Ruisseau du Pouce looks quite wide and spacious.
It would somehow be interesting to see more of this era, how Port Louis was, how La Chaussée street was. Gallery below:
Mentioning about the Fire of 1893 which can be said to have destroyed La Chaussée street, these images from the Taylor Smith families (Courtesy) shows how much damage was done.