Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, USVI

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The city is named after Charlotte Amalie queen consort to King Christian V of Denmark. It is a deep-water harbor that was once a haven for pirates and is now a famed cruise ship port.
When walking down Main Street the buildings on the sea side of the road are narrow and long with alleys separating them. These buildings were warehouses for storing goods during the heyday of the Danish Sugar trade in Saint Thomas.
Continuing to Government Hill and to Government House in Kongens Gade - Passing the 99 steps - These steps were built in the mid 1700s, by the Danes, to Haagensen House and Blackbeard Castle.
Located on Tolbod Gade is Emancipation Park with the statue of Danish King Christian IX. 

See map and a list of the most important sights in the following post.

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