Scenic Sunday 27

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.  September, 2001.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. September, 2001.

The picture above, which can be enlarged by clicking on it,  was taken in Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, in September, 2001.  It was taken on the first morning of our Caribbean cruise.  The ship had docked fairly early in the morning, and this is the scene Betsy and I saw as we had our breakfast.

St. Thomas was discovered by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493, but the first permanent European settlement didn’t come until nearly 200 years later when the Danish West India Company received its charter from King Christian V to occupy and take possession of St. Thomas and other nearby islands in 1671.

St. Thomas remained under Danish control (with a couple of short exceptions) until March 31, 1917, when it, St. Johns and St. Croix islands were purchased by the United States.

While eating our breakfast both Betsy and I were impressed by the blue of the sky and the deeper emerald blue of the waters of the sea.  We were also fascinated by the small boats in the harbor and the white houses dotting the mountain sides.

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23 Responses to “Scenic Sunday 27”

  1. blossom Says:

    Beautiful place. I wonder how it looks like today .. May be I’ll go and check it out myself .. Wow!

  2. Rose Says:

    The color of the water grabs my attention!

  3. Mildred Says:

    I agree with Rose – that water is amazingly blue! You and Betsy have sure shared some beautiful trips/scenery together and I appreciate you sharing with all of us.

  4. Sharon Says:

    Beautiful shot:)

  5. connieemeraldeyes Says:

    That looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  6. angela Says:

    It looks so pretty..a good place to visit.

  7. People with Cameras Says:

    Such a great view! The blue water is gorgeous.

  8. Indrani Says:

    Beautiful scenery, EXOTIC!

  9. The Rocky Mountain Retreat Says:

    I find that color of the water just unbelievable…. beautiful!!

  10. Tammie Says:

    yes, shades of blues together, as in amazing water and wonderful sky are magic.

  11. Fishing Guy Says:

    George: That is a wonderful beach scene in this cold weather. We got 6″ more snow last night.

  12. Linnea Says:

    What a wonderful view to enjoy while you’re eating breakfast. Bet you didn’t rush through that meal! Enjoy the day.

  13. Susie Says:

    We’ve been fortunate enough to visit this island. While there did you guys go to Magen’s Bay? That is a beautiful beach that we enjoy.

  14. SaraG Says:

    Great photo, George!!
    Take care and thanks for sharing!!

  15. Rambling Woods Says:

    That water looks so inviting. There is something about the ocean that touches a special part in my soul..sigh..

  16. Louise Says:

    Wouldn’t I love to see a view like that right now and feel the warm air when I got off the boat!

  17. storyteller's other blog Says:

    Weird … it let me sign in as storyteller today. That’s kewl ;–)
    I’m with Rose … when I visited St. Thomas and St. Johns Island I thought the water was incredibly blue and lovely. Your photo brings back memories of my own.
    Hugs and blessings,

  18. Gill Says:

    like the others its the colour of the water……it reminds me of the colour of the water in Tunisia when we were on our honeymoon.

    Gill in Canada

  19. Shelley Says:

    Such beautiful blue water in the photo – reminds me of a Monet painting I once saw w/ boats.

  20. Mary Says:

    A lovely photo from what I’m sure was a great trip!

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  22. theArthurClan Says:

    That is so incredibly beautiful and I so wish I was there right now! (Really getting tired of this cold Ohio weather.)

  23. 2sweetnsaxy Says:

    What a terrific view! Wonderul shot! Makes me long for another cruise.

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