Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Charlotte Amalie

The capital of St. Thomas, Charlotte Amalie, seems super touristy at first glance, but there are plenty of ancient nooks and crannies to explore...
I enjoying walking the narrow alleyways built hundreds of years ago...
finding parking in town isnt always the easiest. When I do find parking, it is often parallel parking, not my forte, otherwise I would go into town way more often...
Creque's Alley supposedly once held pirate's treasure. Now it holds a little non-vegan-friendly cafe...
some gorgeous hanging flowers...
The below sundial was part of a solar eclipse expedition in the early 1900's, after the expedition it was forgotten til unearthed in 1975...
a gorgeous brick pond near the sundial. No indication of who it belongs to or who maintains it...
Pasta Go Go, is semi-hidden amongst the alleyways...
the inside is bright and modern...no A/C obviously...
there are several tables outside for catching a breeze. 'Go Go House Pasta' $8 Arugula, Garlic, Tomatoes, Olives and Capers...
with Side Salad $5 sans Croutons. Very fresh tasting, reasonably priced,  and generous portions. Their Veggie Burger is vegan, however, the bun is not. The Mr. has enjoyed their egg & cheese breakfast sandwiches and coffees on several occasions...
the local Banana Trees are blooming. The large purple flower is actually considered a vegetable in some cultures. I have yet to see it on a local menu...
So perhaps I learned ya a little something today. Bye for now.

18 comments:

  1. What a beautiful little town. It almost looks European to me in certain pics. It's funny… I still can't believe you moved down there! I'm still so impressed, haha! And even more jealous as we are knocking on winter's door, ;) And I definitely choose to believe that Creque's Alley once help pirate treasure. That is all kinds of awesome. Great post!

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    1. I cant believe I moved down here either...except when I think of all the crap I left behind in the house in Virginia....

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  2. It looks so quaint like something in an old movie. Really beautiful. I wonder how you eat the flower? I definitely learned something!

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    1. I wonder about eating the flower as well. it would be a shame for them to go to waste if they're edible. They would also look nice in a vase.

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  3. The second picture is so cool. Is that a crusted over anchor?
    Love the outdoor fish pond too. i hope someone is taking care of them.
    you know i'm not the biggest fan of pasta, especially without a sauce, but I do love olives and capers on anything that will take it.

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    2. That is one rusty old anchor. Dont know how anyone could not be a fan of pasta. I will eat your share. Will send new addy.

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  8. Well! Apparently this post brought some enthusiastic new comments...! Haha.
    What an adorable area that is, i would love nothing more than to spend time walking and wandering around. Parallel parking has never been a strength of mine either. Although i do enjoy watching as nyc drivers try and squeeze into supertight spots. It's 50/50 they bonk one of the other cars.
    That pasta looks great, and definitely brownie points for the setting
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    1. parallel parking freaks me out enough, but in a city like NYC where undoubtedly restaurant patrons are sitting and laughing at me while I try to park... I will pay for the garage...

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