At the north end of Martinique is a beautiful town called St. Pierre. Back in 1902, when it was considered the Paris of the Caribbean it experienced a volcanic eruption that killed everyone except for 2 people in the city of 30,000. A cobbler in his basement and a convicted murderer in his jail cell both barely survived.
Here is a pretty representative shot of the town. There are old buildings mixed in with the new buildings, and old walls used along with new walls.
Here is Mt. Pelee in a much quieter state than in 1902.