Monday, May 16, 2022

St. Augustine, Florida



The discovery of Florida in 1513 by Juan Ponce de Leon, eventually led to the establishment of St. Augustine in 1565. The city is the oldest U.S. settlement, founded 55 years before pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock.  

Now, the city is famed for its Spanish colonial architecture, cobblestoned streets, salt life, tourist occupation, and Fort Castillo San Marcus, an enduring structure made from the sturdy sedimentary rock coquina. Basically, the city is made of seashells! 

It is also hauntingly beautiful. Follow my feet... 




St. Augustine Distillery. We bought whiskey and gin. 



St. Augustine is built with Coquina - literally. 


Peek-a-boo. 




Yum! One of my favorite Florida restaurants. 




Unfortunately, after our visit to the unsubstantiated fountain of youth, I feel older. 


Yum! Taste tester approved. I bought four decadent tarts.



Behind the ubiquitous tourist tram is Flagler college, a former grand hotel illuminated by Thomas Edison.  

 

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13 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You feel older? oh my...that's not good! But you look fabulous! And I love St. Augustine. We need to plan another day trip up there...or overnight trip!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You both look much younger to me!

St Augustine has a beautiful blend of Spanish architecture. Much of western Merican cities reminded me of it.

Mary Kirkland said...

Looks so pretty there. Enjoyed seeing the picture of you both.

Angie said...

Sharon - I have been there, when I was much younger. The architecture was fascinating to me - all those pastel colors! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

Fascinating architecture! Thanks so much for sharing about your trip and the photos.

-Soma

Amy Johnson said...

oh, St. Augustine is one of my favorite travel places! I loved it there!

Joanne said...

That sounds so fun! What a wonderful trip.

Jim said...

Beautiful shots.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Never been, and it's a city I would really like to visit sometime!

Photo Cache said...

I would love to visit here.

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Jocelyn said...

Went there for' our honeymoon. Great place to visit.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Love your pictures and thanks for the memories. We visited St Augustine over Christmas week one season -- it was beautifully decorated and (of course) nice and warm for patio dining .. a wonderful and beautiful historic city. The Fountain of Youth didn't work for us either. (I think I did a post back then, also showing a sign from an RV Resort in California where we stayed once, called Fountain of Youth. We keep trying....

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