Monuments/ Statues in St. Lucia

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Monuments & Statues in St. Lucia

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  • jeff f
    Ambler, PA820 contributions
    Hired a private taxi tour around the island. Stopped off at this fort/monument and was met by a "guide". Was not expecting that and felt like we were set up but the man was so informative that it was more than worth the $5 tip we gave him. He taught us about the history of the island and the alternating British/French rule. He also gave us much information about the flora with a hands on demonstration.
    Written 11 December 2019
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  • David S
    Middlesbrough, UK1,529 contributions
    War memorial located in the oasis of calm that is Derek Walcott Square in the centre of Castries. Poignant memorial to fallen heroes. My wife and I spent a short while reflecting when we had a short stop off in the area.
    Written 8 April 2022
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,582 contributions
    Thursday 16th May and we were out exploring and sightseeing in Castries and we visited the small Bideau Park where this monument is located. The Park is situated with 3 street surrounding it, Jeremie Street, Laborie Street Peynier Street.

    It commemorates a St Lucian sea captain who campaigned for freedom and liberty. Bideau Park is also named in his honour.

    The red stone monument/bust of Jean Baptiste Bideau, depicted wearing a military jacket, is positioned on top of a tall square base, where there is a plaque with the inscription: -

    "Jean Baptiste Bideau 1770 - 1817, born at Desruisseaux, Saint Lucia

    A sea Captain who dedicated his life to freedom and heroically saved the life of Simón Bolívar."

    In 1796, under the command of the Colonial Governor, he was involved in the emancipation of Guadeloupes slaves

    In 1811, under the leadership of Simón Bolívar he took part in the Venezuelan war of independence. Another memorable date was the 14th July 1816, it was on this date that he saved Bolivar from drowning.

    Jean Bideau died in Venezuela on April 1817 aged 47. A monument of the man whose life he saved, Simon Bolivar, stands close by, in Bideau Park.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • N H
    Newton Le Willows, UK3,360 contributions
    A nice statue in a small park to the first prime minister of StLucia who died in 2006.
    There’s not much shade to sit under and you get a lot of people trying to sell you things.
    Written 18 March 2020
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  • David D
    Devon, UK18,582 contributions
    Thursday 16th May and we were out exploring and sightseeing in Castries and we visited the small Bideau Park where this monument is located. The Park is situated with 3 street surrounding it, Jeremie Street, Laborie Street Peynier Street.

    It commemorates a Venezuelan freedom fighter who fought for freedom and liberty, which earned him the name of El Libertador (The Liberator).

    The red stone monument/bust of Simón Bolívar, is depicted wearing a military jacket, it is positioned on top of a tall square base, where there is a plaque with the inscription: -

    "Simon Bolivar , 1783-1830, Liberator of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Panama and founder of Bolivia

    To Saint Lucia on occassion of the bicentennial of his birth, from the people and government of Venezuela.1983".

    On the 24th July 1783 Simón Bolívar was born in Caracas, Venezuela. During his life Bolívar was instrumental in achieving independence for Venezuela and other countries, as listed in the inscription. He died of on December 17, 1830 at age 47.

    On the 14th July 1816, Jean Bideau, who the Park is named after, saved Bolivar from drowning. There is a monument to commemorate Bideau beside this monument in the Park.
    Written 27 May 2019
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