I had gotten sort of used to the old quirky buildings in Reduit (where the University of Mauritius is located) and Quatre Bornes (where we lived). Brian had not. So one day while I had to work he and the kids wandered around and took pictures, and these are some of the buildings that caught his eye. Above is the Cash Office at the University.
The Post Office in Reduit where I often mailed packages. Peple get their pension checks here on the first of the month, and I quickly learned to not go on that day!
Some of the original University buildings - they date from the last turn of the century.
One of the original train stations. Mauritius stopped all rail travel in the 1950s, and they regret it now.
Across from the Post Office - a small store frequented by the students.
Hmmmm. An unfortunate attempt to get all the words in on this mosque in Rose Hill. What is says is: 'Love for All, Hatred for None'. Many of the mosques I saw featured such sayings on the buildings.
The mosque closest to our house in Quatre Borne.
An example of an old Mauritian style house. This is owned by a weathy doctor, and currently used as their office. Such houses are not longer built, as all buildings are now concrete due to cyclone protection. These old wooden houses can be found tucked away all over the island, and they are graceful and elegant.