Sunday, June 12, 2011

St. Augustine

I got away last week and put the blog on auto-pilot.  I went to one of my favorite Florida destinations, St. Augustine.  If you are not familiar with this city, it is a very special place.  St. Augustine was first explored by Ponce de Leon; a Spanish explorer, in 1513.  Did you notice the date?  Plymouth was in 1621.   St. Augustine is America's oldest established city, settled by the Spanish in 1565.  (Photos: The Lightner Museum, Flagler College, Bridge of Lions, Crescent Beach area) 

Also in St. Augustine is Castillo de San Marcos; oldest masonry fort in the United States, 1695. 
Thanks for joining me today.  
I will join:
Mosaic Monday at Little Red House 
Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage

21 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Looks like a perfect get-away:@)

Pattie said...

Sherry, glad to hear you had fun.. My friend Bonnie from (The Hopeless Romantic Blog) lives very close to St.Augustine I hope to one day get down there I hear there are so many neat things to see and do..

Pattie

Emily said...

We've been there once and we love it. Its old Florida and just beautiful. Hope your having a great vacation.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Love of the Sea said...

St. Augustine is a wonderful city. I lived there when I went to Flagler College....it was a wonderful experience!!

La said...

I hear so much about St Augustine. I really need to make a trip down there.

A friend of mine went to the fort and captured some apparitions on his camera. Very cool!

Honey at 2805 said...

What a great getaway. St. Augustine is such pretty city!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a beautiful place to visit, thanks for sharing your trip. Lovely photos.

Snap said...

I haven't been to St Augustine. Looks like a wonderful spot. Glad you got away!

Carol said...

Never been to St Augustine but your wonderful photo's makes me want to visit.

Pondside said...

Your mosaics make me wish to see more of St Augustine - what lovely architecture.

Genie said...

Growing up in south Florida, my parents took me to St. Augustine several times. Even at 72 I still remember it...especially the fort. Love your mosaics.You did such a beautiful job with them. They are beautifully assembled. HMM. genie

A Garden of Threads said...

Looks like a wonderful place to visit. Love the mosaics, great job.

Vee said...

It certainly has an Old World look to it. Glad that you put the blog on "autopilot" and got away.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I was only there once, years ago and remember the St. Augustine hotel. Charming!

Butterflies & Seashells said...

I love St. Augustine! I used to live in Jacksonville and discovered it then. It has great restaurants and shopping too as well as historic sites.

Benita

Lorrie said...

I visited St. Augustine about 15 years ago and thought it absolutely charming. I loved all the enclosed gardens, and the coquina blocks at the fort.

GrandmaK said...

Wonderful!!! Cathy

Splenderosa said...

Love St. Augustine! Great post for Mosaic Monday.
xx's

Concetta said...

Sherry - you were right around the corner from me!!! We live less than 45 minutes away from Saint Augustine!! It is our favorite place! TJ and I honeymooned in that lovely city and have celebrated many anniversaries there as well! I just love to go there for any occasion or any reason!

Do you live far from St. Augustine?

What a wonderful post - thank you for sharing dearest friend!

Love,
Concetta

Jane said...

This is one of my favorite places, too. We go there often...when we visit Crescent Beach. Please visit my blog to see my recent post on Crescent Beach...
Jane
www.artfullygraced.com

Ann Porteous said...

wow so gorgeous!!!

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