Notes on the Geography of Mauritius: Mauritius 1: Port Louis: Photo 33
Here's the entrance to what was called the bazaar. It was built in the 1840s by John Augustus Lloyd. Somebody? I'd say. Early in his career he met and worked as an engineer for Simon Bolivar, for whom he surveyed the Isthmus of Panama and was almost killed in Cartagena. Returning to the UK, he became a fellow of the Royal Society.
In 1831 he moved to Mauritius as the government's civil engineer and surveyor-general. He was there until 1849 and in those almost 20 years built harbor improvements and many roads and bridges besides this market gate. Back home in 1850, he became an advocate of a Panama Canal, but during the Crimean War he set out on a mission to provoke the Circassians against Russia. He was detained in the Crimea and subsequently died of cholera near Istanbul.
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