Posts Tagged ‘St. Thomas’

Scenic Sunday #117: Paradise Point

October 10, 2010

The harbor at Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, from Paradise Point. September 10, 2001.

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When we took our Caribbean cruise, we had a port of call at Charlotte Amalie on St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands.  While there we took a tram up to Paradise Point above the town.

Paradise Point has an observation deck and walking paths that give wonderful views of the harbor and out to sea.  This picture was taken looking down on the cruise ship dock.  Our ship is the one on the extreme right.

Scenic Sunday # 63: St. Thomas

September 27, 2009
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.  September  10, 2001.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. September 10, 2001.

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A couple of weeks ago I shared some pictures of St. Maarten from our honeymoon cruise in 2001.  We were on St. Maarten on 9/11, which made for a very surreal day.

Our first port of call was Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U. S. Virgin Islands.  While there we took a sea plane ride in the morning over some of the other nearby islands.  In the afternoon we took a tram to Paradise Point, a park and overlook that offered some fantastic views of the harbor and ocean.

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Scenic Sunday 27

January 17, 2009
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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