An Ethel Among Mermans (thornwolf) wrote,
An Ethel Among Mermans
thornwolf

St. Augustine

My stepmom, June, took me to St. Augustine, FL yesterday for a little sight seeing and picture taking with my new digital camera :D This region of Florida was discovered by Ponce De Leon (the Fountain of Youth guy) and having been founded in the 1500's by the Spanish, is the oldest city in America and is still an active and thriving city with lots of old buildings and tourist activity.

This is the old fort that was used by the Spanish to keep on the look out for sea attacks by the British. It was later used by the Americans for coastal defense. The wall of the fort contains crushed sea shells, its really impressive to look at up close. Here's some shots, more under the cut.

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This is part of the city wall that connects to the fort.
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The town itself reminds me a lot of Europe, and made me miss Europe quite a bit ;P Plus it was filled with really cool old buildings and victorian houses (under the cut)
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This is the college. Imagine going to college here! (more under the cut)
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(inside the college, the ceiling)
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If you're ever in North Florida, this place is a MUST see absolutely. My photos don't even show half of all the cool stuff to see :) I need a conquistador icon.
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