Location: Palais Sans Souci, North Department
In case you didn’t catch on: Sans Souci means Without Worries 😀
This place though! My gosh. I would give up ten years of my life (okay maybe five..) to go back in time just to see what this place looked like in the 19th century. Back when Henri Christophe’s royal family and all the mighty soldiers lived in it. With it’s immense botanical gardens, artificial springs, huge horse stable…Wow
Despite being mostly destroyed by the quake of 1842, the palace, now an empty ruin, is still grandiose. The architecture strategically envisioned is spectacular.
Our tour guide did a great job showing us around while giving us a history of the place. It’s sad that we have to look in the past to see how strong, powerful, ingenious, brave Haitian people are. It was therapeutic to learn about my past and essentially myself.
They also had an artisanal store so of course we bought a few goodies. Enjoy the pics and stay greening!