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Castries, Saint Lucia — Caribbean Region (Lesser Antilles)
 

Hon. Derek Alton Walcott

 
 
Hon. Derek Alton Walcott Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 10, 2016
1. Hon. Derek Alton Walcott Marker
Inscription.
Born in St Lucia January 23, 1930
Nobel Prize
for Literature 1992
"Moi c'est gens Ste. Lucie: C'est la
moi sorti: is there that I born"
Excerpt from the poem
"Sainte Lucie"

 
Location. 14° 0.529′ N, 60° 59.442′ W. Marker is in Castries, Castries. Marker is on Laborie Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and monument is in Derek Walcott Square in Castries, Saint Lucia. Marker is in this post office area: Castries LC04 301, Saint Lucia.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Sir William Arthur Lewis (here, next to this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir John George Melvin Compton (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Jean Baptiste Bideau (about 210 meters away); Simon Bolivar (about 240 meters away); The “Cannon” at Walcott Place (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Government House Saint Lucia (approx. 0.8 kilometers away); William Arthur Lewis (approx. 1.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Castries.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Hon. Derek Alton Walcott Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 10, 2016
2. Hon. Derek Alton Walcott Marker
The "Masav" Tree image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, April 10, 2016
3. The "Masav" Tree
The square also hosts the locally famous "Masav" tree (also known as the Saman, Samanea saman). In the local patois, "Masav" means "I don't know", which has been a long-running joke played on visitors when they ask the name of the tree.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 14, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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