Photographer's Note

October 20th, 2004
Saint-Pierre also called "Small Paris of the Antilles", was at the beginning of the 20 century the economic and cultural capital of the island, until its destruction by the eruption of the Mountain Pelée, May 8, 1902, the Ascension Day, a few minute after 8 a.m. The nuée burning one made 30.000 victims. There were two survivors, of which Cyparis a prisoner protected by the big walls of its cell.
The photograph that I show you is taken inside the museum reporting this catastrophe. It is the old bell (the bumblebee) of the cathedrale, broken by the explosion and diformed by heat.

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