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DEVIL’S ISLAND

GREEN HELL


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We anchored near Devil’s Island, which is actually the 3 “Islands of Salvation”, located 10 miles off the coast of French Guiana.

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The islands were part of the French prison system for almost 100 years, before closing in 1946. This became one of the most infamous prisons in history as a great many of the 80,000 plus prisoners were never seen again.

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Devil’s Island was the prison of Henri Charriére, known as Papillon (the butterfly), who was supposedly the only convict to ever escape. In the picture is the prison chapel with a familiar greeter at the door.

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Were these Palm Rats a food source?

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As prison cells and other buildings fall into a state of disrepair so does this sad little cemetery for children.

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Lille Hästa in a coconut shell.

Posted by Swenigale 01:47

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