20 December 2007

Thirteen Vacation Pictures, US Virgin Islands

Trunk Bay, St. John, USVI

Example of native island stonework, incorporating fossilized coral. Annenberg Sugar Plantation ruins, St. John.

Slave quarters site, Annenberg. On one hand, what a view! But on the other, the people who had this view were slave labor, harvesting and boiling down sugar cane in horrendous heat and humidity.

My husband on observation deck at St. Peter House and Botanical Garden, St. Thomas. Overlooking Magens Bay.

Unidentified sugar plantation house ruins, St. John. Some of the beautiful tile work was still visible inside.

This is what you find if you manage to navigate the twisty roads out onto the point beyond Magens Bay.

Magens Bay

If I remember correctly (was drinking rum punch at the time) this is a variety of ginger.

Flower, St. Peter House and Botanical Garden, St. Thomas

Bird of Paradise? (Correct me if I'm wrong!)

One of many intimate little beaches on St. John

Banana tree, St. Peter Botanical Garden

Annenberg Sugar Plantation ruins, St. John


Ember Case said...

These are great! Thanks for sharing a bit of the islands.

Sniz said...

I want to go!!! Waaa!

Carolan Ivey said...

Aw, Sniz! I wish everyone could experience the islands at least once. :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Have never been there, but it certainly is beautiful. Have a great TT. :)

MondaythroughSunday said...

I want to go!!! I bet my husband has not even gone there! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Nicholas said...

Very nice views. I wish I could go there!