The Haitian government has fairly recently made it a focal point for development, particularly the waterfront. Everytime we go there, we see new mosaics on the walls and streets.
There are quite a few artisan shops with paintings, paper mache, for which Jacmel is famous, and other crafts.
|Fondwa valley view|
To get there from Leogane, we have to travel a steep and twisty road up and then back down the mountains. The views are spectacular getting there.
Instead of going shopping for crafts, Jeff and Nicole Larrier and I went wandering. We heard noise, peeked in through a fence, and were gestured inside.
We got to watch a group of men making concrete blocks. It looked like terribly difficult work. We were really impressed with the production rate - they were cranking them out!