At the turn of the 19th century, Port au Prince witnessed a blossoming of ornate architecture - taking a bit of style from New Orleans and some inspiration from Europe, Gingerbread houses started to be built by the city's nobility. The ceilings are high, the wooden doors are curved at the top - Gingerbread architecture makes for cool elegant homes in Haiti's stifling climate..These houses are made mostly of wood with a small amount of brick, and they've proved surprisingly resistant to the shocks of January 12th's earthquake.
- Ronald de Hommel
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- The Gingerbread Houses of Port au Prince