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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

U is for United States Virgin Islands

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.

United States Virgin Islands
(Saint) URSULA and her eleven thousand virgins.

The center of the UNIVERSE

In this satellite photo the larger islands are, top left to right, St. Thomas, St. John and Tortola, BVI. The island just north and west of Tortola, is Jost Van Dyke, also a British island. St. Croix is at the bottom, 40 miles south of St. Thomas.
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  1. Eleven thousand virgins..... That must be some history I've missed. :)

  2. Manzanita, I really don't know too much about her except that while on pilgrimage she, along with her 11,000 handmaidens were killed by the Huns. There doesn't seem to be much in the way of evidence to support that she was a real person or that this massacre really happened.

  3. "Home' is always the Center of the Universe isn't it? See me waving from the Big Island! Hi Bish!!

  4. Nice topic! I didn't know that all the islands were christened. Happy to know their names.

  5. And here I thought Texas was the center of the universe :)

    Silly me.

  6. The satellite photo is very cool. I love that you can see how big the island is under water.


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