After decades of disrepair, the abandoned Fort Matthew is being rehabilitated as a tourist attraction. Built in the late 1700's, Fort Matthew was a technological marvel of its time, complete with a commercial grade indoor kitchen and an immense water reservoir.
When its military might was no longer needed, Fort Matthew was converted into a secure mental hospital - containing and restraining the Eastern Caribbean's most severely psychotic patients.
The Fort was abandoned in 1983 after a US Military bomb destroyed the structure in the US-led '83 intervention (the errant bomb intended for nearby Fort Frederick missed its target and killed many innocent patients).
Most recently, a tremendous cleanup effort has transformed spaces and laid the way for community activities, including a monthly outdoor concert night due to begin this month.
[Beneath] Fort Matthew
Morne Jaloux, Grenada