Wednesday, March 14, 2012

ST. CROIX, USA

US VIRGIN ISLANDS - APRIL 2011
"FREDERIKSTED - Early morning arrival"
"DRIVING ON THE LEFT IN THE US"
"CHRISTIANSTED - The Government House is an example of the Danish colonial architecture, from the times when sugar was king"
"HOTEL ON THE CAY - A nice beach to enjoy"
"HOTEL ON THE CAY - Closer views"
"CUSTOM'S HOUSE - Dating from 1734, the customs house was the building where merchants, after having passed through the scale house, went to pay taxes"
"CHRISTIANSTED SEEN FROM THE CAY"
"CHRISTIANSTED - With Fort Christiansvaern. Built in the late 1700s of yellow brick, is the best preserved of the five Danish forts remaining in the West Indies"
"STEEPLE HOUSE - Once the Lord God of Sabath Church, the Steeple House was St. Croix’s first Lutheran Church. Built in the early 1750's by the Danish West India and Guinea Company, it was consecrated in 1753, and thereafter was used as a military bakery, community hall, hospital and also a school"
"CHRISTIANSTED BUILDINGS"
"CHRISTIANSTED PORT - With people"
"CHRISTIANSTED PORT"
"BACK TO FREDERIKSTED"
"GOODBYE FREDERIKSTED"

47 comments:

Trotter said...

Hi Everybody! Hope things are running well for you all! At this pace of one post by month, I’m going to be much later soon... ;)
St. Croix!! A nice tiny island to explore!! And an amazing part of the US where one drives on the left!! Enjoy and have a great week ahead!

DeeBee L. said...

A great set of photos! I enjoy the colonial architecture, it is very elaborate in general and colourful!
DeeBee

P.N. Subramanian said...

I also enjoy looking at colonial buildings as against the high rises. "Driving on the left" in the US looks strange but could have been inherited by the inhabitants of Virgin Islands. The photographs, needless to say, are thrilling.

Cergie said...

Les Etats-Unis sont à l'échelle d'un continent ainsi cela se voit sur ce message. On se croirait tout ailleurs.
Le style colonial aussi se retrouve ailleurs, différent selon le pays d'origine des colons. Il me fait penser au créole qui n'est pas une langue unique mais un terme générique.

Olivier said...

les batiments sont magnifiques et cette petite ile fait rever

Anupama K. Mazumder said...

Looks very exciting!!

I wanted to share with you my post on Bhopal, a lovely town in India, you may have not visited:

http://anucreations.blogspot.in/2012/02/anupama-in-bhopal.html

Cheers!!

SusuPetal said...

A new continent, nice!!

diane b said...

Another great destination. Whenever I click on your comments button I get an advertising down load on my computer .I don't like that.

Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

gorgeous place, the architecture is indeed impressive!

leo said...

Hi Gil, I've been in and out of the blogsphere and glad to see that you are still going on strong. This post is dominant by one color - yellow :)) Interesting. Hope you'll be travelling more. Hv a good week ahead.

I did manage to update my blog if you like to visit, http://cryleo30.blogspot.com/?view=classic

Ruby said...

Great set of pictures. The beach shots are very good. Cheers, Ruby

Peter Olson said...

The Virgin Islands were certainly a different kind of Danish colonies, comparing with what’s now left, Greenland – of course not officially a colony and possibly with a lot value still to be discovered! Time for a visit? ... or maybe you were also there? :-)

Alexander said...

Looks like it was a nice and sunny trip. Hope it was a good one.

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics of St.Croix, US Virgin Islands. Wonder how the island got the name "Virgin" ?

Thérèse said...

Un vrai depaysement pour les US!!!

Jan's Travel and Tours said...

Beautiful pictures...I love the colonial architecture too. Nice blogs, keep on posting!

Ron said...

I really like the old church.

lv2scpbk said...

Hey, How's everything going? Missed stopping by for awhile. Still love all your pictures.

A Lady's Life said...

It looks like a nice quiet place to relax and enjoy the beach

Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

I love the charm and architecture of this place! Wish I was there right now :-) Hope you're doing well.

Lakshmi said...

great to see your posts and pics...have been grounded for a while..hope you are having a wonderful time

Pietro said...

Hi Gil! A really enjoyable post, beautiful landscapes!
Happy Easter :-)

eye in the sky said...

I particularly like the Government House. Dutch style is very easy on the eyes! :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Easter Greetings Trotter. Enjoying my mini virtual vacation at your blog this morning and then off to brunch with friends. It's always a pleasure! xo

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Hi Gil.
St. Croix looks so beautiful! I love the tropicalpastel colors of the buildings.

Hope you and your family have a very happy and blessed Easter!

Light and Voices said...

I really like how the Dutch influenced the architecture of the buildings there. I love all the colored buildings. Happy Holiday.
Joyce M

Nikon said...

Hi Gil, I love the post - everything is so colorful!
The sea is such a transparent blue it's amazing and I love the pastels of the buildings, and the green palms lining the streets.
I didn't know that they drive on the left there!
I hope that all is well with you.

rochambeau said...

Hello Mr. and Mrs. Trotter,
Happy Easter and thank you for the TOUR of St. Croix!!
Especially I find interesting the unusual yellow paint color which abounds!!

xox
Constance

yyam said...

Oooh...how lovely. You really love being by the sea. :)

BLOGitse said...

The Virgin Islands - only in my dreams right now but thanks for sharing these pics!
Greetings from Berlin!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. It is very different from what you have shown us so far.

Ted Roth said...

So how did you do on traffic circles? Looks terrific but no snow!

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Fabulous photos of a beautiful place on earth. I was thrilled to see these lovely photos.

Best wishes,
Joseph

A Lady's Life said...

Hope things get better for you soon :)

Mariposa said...

Hola GMG!
I'm so sorry..been tied up with work that i had little time to do my blogging. lovely photos as always, and thank you for faithfully commenting on my blog! :)

juka14 said...

Hi Trotter, lately I've been very busy with lots of things: new house, children, work. Unfortunately this means I've not much time for travelling...

So I'm happy to see more places in the world with you blog. Keep posting!

Gattina said...

Beautiful place with a Spanish touch !
Due to Easter I am late in comments !

magiceye said...

wow that was wonderful!!
thank you for sharing!!

Deslilas said...

Back to Frederisted, how lucky we are !

Deslilas said...

Back to Frederisted, how lucky we are !

alicesg said...

Hi trotter, thanks for asking about my well being. Just back from a long week holiday. Thanks for sharing these beautiful holiday photos, learn a lot about the countries you visited through the photos. Have a nice weekend.

Trotter said...

Hi Folks!! Great to have you here, though it seems some of you are being a bit tired of this blog... At least of the Caribbean... A further reason to thank the ones that take their time to drop a line here!!

DeeBee,
That’s an amazing island; with wonderful buildings...

P.N.,
Driving on the left, like in India! Well, in India driving is certainly another experience... ;)

Lucie,
Le Danemark aux États-Unis; on trouve de tout là bas… ;)

Olivier,
C’est le charme du Caribe… ;)

Anupama,
It’s a lovely place… More exciting than anticipated… ;)

Susu,
New is good... ;)

Diane,
I’m sorry for the ad, but I can’t control... It’s not mine and it doesn’t happen in my pc. Only sometimes in my Mac...

Lara,
Thanks!!

Leo,
That’s incredible, but sometimes yellow can be interesting as a colour... ;)

Ruby,
Great to read you here!!

Trotter said...

Part Two:

Peter,
Greenland? Sure, one of these days... lol!

Alex,
Indeed!

Ram,
My pleasure! The islands were named by Christopher Columbus on his second voyage in 1493 for Saint Ursula and her virgin followers (Wikipedia)...

Thérèse,
C’est vrai!!

Jan,
Thanks!!

Ron,
That’s a very nice building!!

Barb,
Great to have you here!!

Lady,
That’s exactly what they are there for... ;)

Rhonda,
Great to have you back!!

Lakshmi,
I’ve been grounded not for a while but for too long... ;)

Trotter said...

Part Three:

Pietro,
Thanks!!

Eye,
The Dutch had it well dressed... ;)

Lynn,
You’re too kind! Thanks for the nice words. You made my day...

Pat,
Incredible colours, indeed...

Joyce,
They painted it well!

Paul,
Incredible, the left driving system... I wonder why... Maybe the Brits were also around... ;)

Constance,
This yellow is not for bad taste... ;)

Yvonne,
I would love to live in a house by the sea... ;)

Blogitse,
Berlin? Lucky girl... ;)

Rajesh,
Always changing... ;)

Trotter said...

Part Four, and final, for the time being...

Ted,
You’re right! Traffic circles are the worse when driving on the left...

Joseph,
Thanks!!

Lady,
Hopefully; but the forecast isn’t great... 

Mariposa,
My pleasure dear!

Juka,
It seems that everybody is a bit stuck these days... ;)

Gattina,
Spanish? It was Danish... ;)

Magic,
You’re welcome!!

Daniel,
It could be worse: Ouagadougou... ;)

Alice,
Great to have you back here!!

seema gupta said...


"CHRISTIANSTED PORT" is just amazing, wish i can visit such heavenly places some times. Thanks a lot for sharing
Regards

Trotter said...

Seema,
Indeed! thanks for your comment!