|One of many abandoned sugar mills dotting the island. A great example of great design derived from function.|
|Interior of a sugar mill|
All the stone is local including coral from the shore. People were building GREEN long before we have been.
|Found this picture of a restored sugar mill. The original fins would have been fabric. Turns out there was a workers' revolt called the Fireburn of 1878 that left many plantations on the island in ashes. These islands have been fought over by many, poor and wealthy, for many generations. Such a violent past. You would have never guessed it from seeing the serene beauty of the place.|
|Ruins of the plantation home downhill from the sugar mill|
|Government House Courtyard|
The building was the home of a Danish merchant.
|Goverment House in Christiansted|
The way the sculptures were integrated with the ballustrade gives is a chilling goth Medusa-effect. Trapped in stone.
|Vines Taking over a Brick Colonade. I believe this is the Strangler Fig Vine, an invasive plant species.|
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