|These four photos were taken from Hermon Hill. They show the town of Christiansted and Protestant Cay.
The photo on the left was taken with a wide angle lens while the one on the right with a zoom. These were taken
in May 1992, almost 3 years after Hugo.
|Flowers of St. Croix
|Left: Flamboyant, Flamboyan, Flame Tree. By any name, it's beautiful when in full bloom!
It is the National Flower of Puerto Rico.
Right: The Ginger Thomas (Yellow Cedar) is the National Flower of the USVI.
|Bouganvillea. There are various colors on
the St. Croix. The red is the most common.
|The Hibiscus (Puerto Ricans call them Amapolas).
Found in various colors, shapes and sizes.
|Views of Christiansted from Hermon Hill/Flowers, St. Croix 3
|View from the scenic road. Photo at left was taken while Carambola Hotel was being built. Photo possibly
taken in 1986 or 1987. At right, you can see the hotel after it was completed. Photo taken in 1993.
The hotel is on Davis Bay.
|A mongoose crossing the street in the area of
the hill known as the Beast.
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.
|Views of Christiansted from Hermon Hill.
This and all photos that follow are
(c) Jorge L. Rodriguez, 1992
|Fort Christiansvaern cropped out of above photo.
Fort was not always yellow.
See last two photos.
|St. John's Anglican Church.
Church cropped out of above photo.
|Hotel on the Cay, 1986
|When Fort Christiansvaern was red. 1978
|Photo by Don Hebert