Left - St. Thomas.  The long white building on the hill in center of picture was the V.I. Hilton.  
It was destroyed by a hurricane.   Right - Bluebeard's Castle Hotel from the VI Hilton using a zoom lens.
Left - One of the entries in the May 2, 1987 Carnival (Adults' Parade).  
Right - Tyrone and one of the participants of the Carnival.
Left - Edwin with one of the many participants of the Carnival.   (In July 1988 Edwin would be killed.  RIP)
Right - Yours truly with Johnny (blue), Edwin (was a USVI cop) and Tyrone.
The seaplane (Virgin Islands Seaplane Shuttle) that took me back to St. Croix.   
The original seaplanes we called "The Goose".
The cruise ship docked at the Havensight dock (background) looks like the
03/22/06, 05/10/20
St. Thomas Carnival, May 1987

April 19, 2020 - I began cleaning out my closets a while back since I decided to rent the small room of my apartment  
to a friend.  I had to shift things around which had been stored in the closets to make space.  In so doing, I decided
to get rid of the many photo albums I had stored in the foyer closet.  Damn, I did not know I had that many photo
albums.  Before shredding the photos/postcards and souvenirs, I looked at them and decided to keep a few.
I will post what I saved and scanned on various pages.   Some photos and postcards may be posted on other
pages.  Everything posted will be as scanned without adjusting the photo for color, clarity, etc.  
What you see is what you get.  Watermark will not be added.  No kallaloo here, just simplicity.

Below are the photos/postcards/souvenirs being added.  Keep in mind, some may be duplicates.  


"Agave americana, common names sentry plant, century plant, maguey or American aloe, is a species of flowering
plant in the family Asparagaceae, native to Mexico, and the United States in New Mexico, Arizona and Texas.
Today, it is cultivated worldwide as an ornamental plant." Wikipedia

The plant is called the "century plant" because of this "once a century" bloom (actually the plant lives an average
of 25 years).

Ma had a century plant.  Saw it bloom only once.  
(c) Jorge L. Rodriguez, 1987
(c) Jorge L. Rodriguez, 1987
A panoramic aerial view of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
(c) R.C. Spencely
St. Thomas:  Harbour (Harbor) ca 1850.  (c) R & R Trading Inc.
Jorge, 1978, St. Thomas.  I think the restaurant was called Greenhouse.  
It was located on the waterfront.  The food was great.