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Friday, April 19, 2013

Q is for Queens Quarter

For this, my fourth year doing the challenge, I've decided to share place names from the Virgin Islands. For such a small spot in the ocean, it seems like every rock, cove, hill and house has been christened. The names are a unique mix of Spanish, Danish, French, Dutch, English, and African to name a few.

Queens Quarter, St. Thomas 
The Danes sectioned off parcels which they called quarters which are not to be confused with fourths. Each island had a different number of quarters. St. John has five, go figure. This picture shows the section of Charlotte Amalie called Queens Quarter. It includes the ball park and the old hospital.


  1. Look at all those lovely red roves! Is that tile?

  2. Five quarters - math skills not required?

    Beautiful area.

  3. Did you take that picture? If so, you must have been standing on the very edge of a scary place.

  4. It looks so peaceful from that vantage point.

  5. All that sunshine and blue water; it looks amazing! Luckily spring has finally made it to the UK!

  6. Yes, love the aerial shot. And I love Q words, so I love this place name.

  7. Hi Bish .. Quarter = a place to reside, sleep in .. so I guess fourths won't apply here!

    Cheers Hilary


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