Virgin Islands

A Photo Tour of the St. Thomas Synagogue

by Sandra Foyt

A walk through downtown Charlotte Amalie on the US Virgin Island of St. Thomas is a lesson in religious freedom like none other. Within six blocks, and often side-by-side, you will pass numerous churches, many with a rich colonial history. One of the most interesting […]

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An Entertaining Villa Family Adventure in St. Thomas

by Sandra Foyt

The girls, well, not girls, not anymore, sat at the kitchen table sharing a bottle of wine. Their men snacked on chips and salsa at the granite island, while the kids scattered to distant parts of the villa. It was to have been a pool […]

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A Photo Tour of the Camille Pissarro Gallery on St. Thomas

by Sandra Foyt

One of the most influential French Impressionists was not from France. Camille Pissarro was born on the island of St. Thomas, then under Danish rule, but now one of the US Virgin Islands. I had a chance to learn more about the revolutionary artist when […]

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Caribbean Carnival on the Fourth of July

by Sandra Foyt

Virgin Islanders celebrate Independence Day with an exuberance that might seem decadent in more puritanical parts of the country. The St. John Carnival festivities go on all month – musical events, village fair – culminating with a parade and fireworks on the 4th of July. […]

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