June 16, 2005
Flag Over Fort Christian
June 09, 2005
Where the rum come from! We were lucky enough to see Cruzan being bottled when we toured the rum distillery (they are always making rum but they don't bottle every day). The Cruzan plant is quite impressive and definitely should be on your to do list if visiting St. Croix. The tour was interesting and educational. Most of the raw product now comes from South America in barges (molasses). It would be neat if there were still some cane fields on St. Croix and they made a special rum from locally grown cane.
June 03, 2005
St. Croix Dock, south of Frederiksted
This is actually a photo of a photo - the picture was on the wall at the Cruzan Rum factory. This dock (you really can't see the pier, it is to the left out of the frame) was very active back in the day, obviously. You can see all the barrels and such and the people around and the ships off the shore. The reason I took this picture is that the little dock master's house or whatever the building is is still there! We had been down there earlier in the day, just south of Frederiksted, and I saw this little building all by itself on the beach. Then we start the Cruzan tour and there it is - the same building back in a much different time. If anyone has a photo of the building as it stands today let me know.
May 27, 2005
Historical Map of St. Croix
This is a really neat old historical map of St. Croix I found on the web. I had to download it a piece at a time and stitch it all together by hand. I am thinking of printing some as posters. It has all the estate and plantation names and locations of all the windmills.
May 23, 2005
Water Lilly, St. George Village Botanical Garden, St. Croix
I think this is a water lilly, if anyone has a more specific description let me know. Took this at the botanical garden a couple of years ago. The garden is great and should be on your to do list if you vacation on St. Croix.
May 17, 2005
Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church, Christiansted, St. Croix
The Lord God of Sabaoth Lutheran Church, built in the 1740s. The floor tiles and grave markers were moved from the former Lutheran Church. The Gothic Revival tower was added in 1831 to the Dutch Renaissance main structure.
May 11, 2005
Fort Christian, Christiansted, St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands
This is one of my favorite pictures. I probably should be using this on the St. Croix home page.
May 06, 2005
Whim Great House, St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
Here is a picture I took of the Whim Great House in 2002. It was a really beautiful day and the light was just perfect. I have a lot of good photos I will be posting from that trip.