New Caledonia (1/3)
January 2005

You will find here a selection of the pictures the family took with my Dad's camera during our trip in New Caledonia. This is the first part of 3.

All pictures are available either in tar or zip formats. Also available is a tar archive of the original pictures, before being reworked. Note that the tarballs contain all the pictures I took, not just the ones I present on this page.

Getting There...

Mauritius Airport
January, 4th 2005
Left is the Air Mauritius Airbus A340 that flew us direct to Sydney.


Place des Cocotiers

Place des Cocotiers

(close to the public market)
Flamboyant Jaune
We have the same kind of tree in Reunion Island, but contrary to here, the flowers of our trees are always red. Here, some of them are yellow. Also, the season in Reunion Island when these trees become all red is very short, a few weeks at most, and was long over when we flew to New Caledonia. But most a large portion of these trees in New Caledonia were still flamingly red.
Public Market
The hotel where Stephane worked was having problems keeping its chef. A new chef had just arrived when we visited the island, and in order to help the hotel keep this chef, Stéphane often offered to do the groceries for him, so that he wouldn't have to come all the way from the island himself. Other chefs in Nouméa whom Stéphane knew often teased him about this.

Casa Del Sole

Casa Stéphane

Ilôt Maître