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Doors and Facades of Jacmel

The beautiful oceanfront town of Jacmel in Haiti is known for its gorgeous French Colonial architecture and art. Once a bustling producer of coffee and sugar, today Jacmel is mostly known for its incredible vibrant art and cultural scene.  I spent two days in Jacmel in February as part of my tour for #Bloggers4Haiti to learn about the impressive papier-mâché artisans who produce some of Haiti’s finest works of art.

Exploring the gorgeous colonial streets of Jacmel was one of the main highlights of my trip. I fell in love with the dusty streets layered in culture and history. We spent the morning wandering around the colonial part of Jacmel before our afternoon tour of the many papier-mâché studios and shops in town. Here are a few photos that I wanted to share.

Jacmel, Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

 

Jacmel Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

Jacmel Haiti

 

Jacmel Haiti

Stay tuned…next post will be all about papier-mâché! We saw many studios and even had a live demonstration on how papier-mâché is made. 

Also, in case you missed this awesome post: Jacmel: The Artistic and Cultural Jewel of Haiti is one of my favorites! Stop by and check it out. 

Author’s note: This post is a continuation of my February trip to Haiti as part of a #Bloggers4Haiti trip on behalf of Heart of Haiti. To view all posts in this series, click here

 

18 comments

  1. Wayne Hess

    I took photos of over eighty doors in Cusco Peru and have published a poster of sixteen of them. I would love to do the same with your doors if you are willing to share them.

  2. This is exactly the kind of thing I would photograph. I love the old colonial towns – anywhere! It immediately reminded me of our day trip to Pondicherry, itself an old French colonial town, though Pondy is better preserved.
    Alison

  3. Margaret

    Doors, they are the ones that people tend to overlook at. The doors of Jacmel are rusty, but you can still see the characteristics.

    And oh, the photos are amazing. 🙂

    • Interesting as I never thought of that Amy. I guess the whole vibe of Jacmel was so cheerful I never thought that those doors and facades looked sad. 🙂

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