Index for Album St-Thomas-2006: Saint Thomas, USVI 2006

St. Thomas pictures taken February 13-16, 2006. Includes Water Island. Also see corresponding trip journal. You can book Caribbean all inclusive vacations online to save on your travel expenses, so you can see the beauty of the islands in person.

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1 On the ferry from Charlotte Amalia to West End I pass the Marriott On the ferry from Charlotte Amalia to West End I pass the Marriott. As you can see it is rather large and prominently placed. It got a little distorted when I straightened it.
2 Also on the ferry from Charlotte Amalia to West End I pass the ?? Also on the ferry from Charlotte Amalia to West End I pass the ??
3 A seaplane coming in A seaplane coming in. I was planning to take this to St. Croix, but I dallied making my reservation and they were all booked up.
4 The Yellow Brick Building (1854) is an example of ballast-brick construction with a marble-tiled porch The Yellow Brick Building (1854) is an example of ballast-brick construction with a marble-tiled porch.
5 The Hotel 1829 The Hotel 1829. It was once the mansion of French sea captain and merchant Alexander Lavalette. Note the welcoming arms staircase and elliptical archway.
6 The start of the 99 steps The start of the 99 steps. They are a classic example of the step streets built throughout Charlotte Amalie of ship-ballast brick during the mid-18th century. To get a grid pattern on the steep terrain steps were sometimes used instead of streets.
7 The Haagensen House The Haagensen House. A completely restored 1830s townhouse.
8 Looking at Villa Catherineberg Looking at Villa Catherineberg. It was part of the holdings of The West Indian Company Limited, the oldest established company in the Virgin islands and a subsidiary of The East Asiatic Company Limited of Copenhagen. WICO was sold to the Government of the Virgin Islands in the early 1990s and the building is now dubbed, "The Governor’s Mansion." Prior to that it was the home of the President of The West Indian Company Limited who was also the VI Consul General of Denmark.
9 The watchtower at Blackbeard's Castle The watchtower at Blackbeard’s Castle. Built in 1678. It was called Skytborg by the Danish. Not sure if the sun is ever correct for this shot.
10 A panoramic view from the watchtower at Blackbeard's Castle looking over Charlotte Amalie and St A panoramic view from the watchtower at Blackbeard’s Castle looking over Charlotte Amalie and St. Thomas Harbor.
11 One of many statues scattered around the Blackbeard's Castle property One of many statues scattered around the Blackbeard’s Castle property.
12 The Blackbeard's Castle watchtower from the sunny side The Blackbeard’s Castle watchtower from the sunny side. Note stone and rubble construction.
13 Villa Notman Villa Notman. Until recently had been L’Hotel Boynes. Built in 1785 or 1860, depending on which source you read.
14 Britannia Lodge Britannia Lodge. Built in 1830 as the home of the Btitish Consul to the Danish West Indies.
15 Crown House Crown House. Built in 1740.
16 The music pagoda in Emancipation Gardens Park The music pagoda in Emancipation Gardens Park.
17 Grand Hotel Complex Grand Hotel Complex.
18 Fort Christian Fort Christian. It is the oldest colonial building in the Virgin Islands.
19 Frederik Lutheran Church Frederik Lutheran Church.
20 St. Thomas Reformed Church St. Thomas Reformed Church. It dates from 1844 and is an uncommon example of Greek Revival architecture in the West Indies.
21 St Thomas Synagogue St Thomas Synagogue. This is the second-oldest Jewish temple in the Western Hemisphere. The current building dates from 1833, but Sephardic Jews from Denmark have worshiped on this site since 1796.
22 Look at all the wires! This could be a pretty street Look at all the wires! This could be a pretty street.
23 Government House Government House. It was built between 1865 and 1867. Restored in 1995, the building currently houses the offices of the territorial governor.
24 Just east of Government House Just east of Government House. (name?)
25 Just east of Government House and the prior building Just east of Government House and the prior building. (name?)
26 The Seven Arches Museum The Seven Arches Museum. An 18th-century artisan’s house.
27 The 99 steps again The 99 steps again. This time a later afternoon shot.
28 The Virgin Islands Legislature Building The Virgin Islands Legislature Building.
29 An iguana I passed on my walk to Port of Sale Mall/Havensight An iguana I passed on my walk to Port of Sale Mall/Havensight.
30 A pretty example of the stone and rubble construction used on St A pretty example of the stone and rubble construction used on St. Thomas.
31 The cemetary The cemetary.
32 A panorama from the wooden platform at the Paradise Point scenic outlook A panorama from the wooden platform at the Paradise Point scenic outlook.
33 Another panorama from a lower level at the Paradise Point scenic outlook Another panorama from a lower level at the Paradise Point scenic outlook.
34 ??? on Water Island ??? on Water Island.
35 A view on Water Island looking toward Charlotte Amalie A view on Water Island looking toward Charlotte Amalie.
36 A view of a road on Water Island A view of a road on Water Island.
37 Another view on Water Island looking toward Charlotte Amalie Another view on Water Island looking toward Charlotte Amalie.
38 A panorama of Water Island and St A panorama of Water Island and St. Thomas from the fort.
39 A Water Island view looking towards Sprat Point A Water Island view looking towards Sprat Point.
40 A Water Island view looking towards Charlotte Amalie with Sprat Point across the view A Water Island view looking towards Charlotte Amalie with Sprat Point across the view.
41 A view of Sprat dock on Water Island A view of Sprat dock on Water Island.
42 A panorama of Honeymoon Beach on Water Island A panorama of Honeymoon Beach on Water Island.
43 A view of Lindbergh Bay with the airport in the background A view of Lindbergh Bay with the airport in the background.
44 A view of Lindbergh Bay from the other side A view of Lindbergh Bay from the other side.
45 An old Douglas DC-3 An old Douglas DC-3.
46 A DC-3 undergoing some repairs A DC-3 undergoing some repairs. These planes are so old that they are easy to fix.
47 Brewer's Bay Brewer’s Bay. Looking towards the west.
48 Another example of stone and rubble construction Another example of stone and rubble construction.
49 Brewer's Bay Brewer’s Bay. Looking towards the east.
50 Another example of stone and rubble construction Another example of stone and rubble construction.
51 The Friends Restaurant in Charlotte Amalie The Friends Restaurant in Charlotte Amalie. I ate a couple of dinners there.
52 Stone and rubble construction inside the Friends Restaurant Stone and rubble construction inside the Friends Restaurant.
53 Stone and rubble construction inside the Friends Restaurant Stone and rubble construction inside the Friends Restaurant.
54 Another example of stone and rubble construction Another example of stone and rubble construction.
55 A panorama of Perserverance Bay A panorama of Perserverance Bay.
56 The Bluewater Bible College The Bluewater Bible College.
57 An old stone house at Bordeaux Bay An old stone house at Bordeaux Bay.
58 A panorama of Bordeaux Bay A panorama of Bordeaux Bay.
59 West Caret Bay West Caret Bay. This is a surfing spot. If you click on the picture to get the full size one you can see a few surfers.
60 A panorama of West Caret Bay A panorama of West Caret Bay.
61 A panorama looking down at Inner Brass and Outer Brass islands A panorama looking down at Inner Brass and Outer Brass islands. In front of them is Neltjeberg Bay. Scroll to the right and you see the mouth of Megen’s Bay.
62 A panorama of the beach at Neltjeberg Bay A panorama of the beach at Neltjeberg Bay.
63 There are some ruins behind those trees There are some ruins behind those trees. At Neltjeberg Bay.
64 A panorama of Dorothea Bay/Beach A panorama of Dorothea Bay/Beach. There are condominiums here.
65 The beach at Hull Bay The beach at Hull Bay. That’s Tropaco Point behind.
66 The non-panorama view of Megen's Bay from Mountain Top The non-panorama view of Megen’s Bay from Mountain Top.
67 The panorama view of Megen's Bay from Mountain Top The panorama view of Megen’s Bay from Mountain Top.
68 The crowd at Drake's Seat The crowd at Drake’s Seat. There were traffic jams, as there were so many tours stopping to let people off for the view.
69 Megen's Bay from Drake's Seat Megen’s Bay from Drake’s Seat.
70 A view of Charlotte Amalie from a scenic overlook on Route 40 A view of Charlotte Amalie from a scenic overlook on Route 40. This is another popular stop on the tours. More parking than Drake’s Seat, so there’s room for some vendors to set up.
71 A panorama from The Great House looking at Megen's Bay A panorama from The Great House looking at Megen’s Bay.
72 Looking at Inner Brass and Outer Brass Islands from The Great House Looking at Inner Brass and Outer Brass Islands from The Great House. The non-panorama version.
73 A panorama from The Great House looking at Inner Brass and Outer Brass Islands A panorama from The Great House looking at Inner Brass and Outer Brass Islands.
74 Looking out at Water Bay from Stouffer Grand Beach Looking out at Water Bay from Stouffer Grand Beach.
75 The beach at Coki Bay The beach at Coki Bay.
76 Stouffer Grand Beach at Water Bay Stouffer Grand Beach at Water Bay.
77 From just west of the Sapphire Beach Resort looking west towards Cabes Point From just west of the Sapphire Beach Resort looking west towards Cabes Point. The beach is the St. John Bay Beach.
78 A panorama of the beach in front of the Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina A panorama of the beach in front of the Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina. Prettyklip Point is in the background.
79 A panorama overlooking the Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina and St A panorama overlooking the Sapphire Beach Resort & Marina and St. John Bay
80 A panorama from in front of the St A panorama from in front of the St. Thomas Yacht Club. Looking out on Cowpet Bay.
81 A view of a marina (name?) with Benner Bay in the background A view of a marina (name?) with Benner Bay in the background. To the right is Bovoni Cay.
82 Bolongo Bay Bolongo Bay. The non-panorama version.
83 A panorama of Bolongo Bay A panorama of Bolongo Bay. In front of the public beach, which here is in the distance, there is sand. I shouldn’t have walked so far away.
84 A view from the Marriott looking at Pacquereau Bay A view from the Marriott looking at Pacquereau Bay. That’s Charlotte Amalie in the background.
85 A view from the Marriott looking at the beach at Morningstar Bay A view from the Marriott looking at the beach at Morningstar Bay. This is the beach that the Marriott guests use.
86 Taking off from the St Taking off from the St. Thomas airport. I was riding in the jumpseat of a Cape Air Cessna 402C II.
87 Water Island is below us Water Island is below us.
88 That's Water Island in the foreground That’s Water Island in the foreground, and the Crown Bay Cruise Ship Dock behind.
89 We flew just below the clouds We flew just below the clouds.
90 A cloud closeup A cloud closeup. Continue on to St. Croix pictures.

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