Photographer's Note

Another vestige of the local history of Saint Thomas is found on a hill in the small town of Charlotte Amalie. An old fortified tower (17th century).
From the top of this watchtower, Danish guards once scanned the sea horizon. One feared the attack of a foreign armada but also the attack of belligerent pirates, the famous pirates of the Caribbean.
One remained particularly famous, Edward Teach by his real name, but much better known by the nickname Blackbeard. Moreover, this defensive tower was named after its name, in English, Blackbeard's castle.
The premises are now intended for a much less warlike use, transformed into a luxurious residence with breathtaking views of the entire bay.

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Additional Photos by Jean Saint Martin (jemaflor) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15103 W: 383 N: 13569] (135464)
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