"DEVIL ISLAND - TEUFELSINSEL - ILES DU SALUT" Top 5 Page for this destination French Guiana by globetrott
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Devils Island was a French prison until 1948. Captain Dreyfuss was kept here as well as "Papillon", who wrote a book about it.
I guess, the prisoners would not have thought, that one day Cruise-ships like M/S VISTAFJORD would come here to see the ruins of their cells, walk freely on the island and return easly by tender back to the ship ...
All photos on this page are scanned pics of my super-8-movie made between 1979 and 1985.
The single pics are just 8mm wide and 5mm high
I had to scan them with 2400dpi...
So this is why the quality of the pics is not really perfect...
- Pros:a magic place of history
- Cons:its quite hot there !
- In a nutshell:a magic place of history
Alfred Dreyfus (1859 - 1935) was the most prominent prisoner of Devils Island he was sent there beeing totally unguilty... more travel advice
I dont really remember the name of this place, but in 1985 and certainly still today the island is used as a recreation... more travel advice
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