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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Castillo De San Marcos - National Monument - Part 1 of 2

Good morning,

Last January we explored a fantastic piece of history when we visited Castillo De San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.
This is the entrance across the moat.  Since our visit here, we have spotted this site in various movies.

The people dressed in period costumes provide information and perform various historical reenactment activities at the Castillo.
This is the inside courtyard.  It's amazing how easy it is to identify this place when it is the set for a movie.
Originally, that stairway to the right was a ramp so heavy canon could be hauled to the top of the wall to defend the Castillo.
 The inside was quite primitive for those soldiers who lived and fought here.


 We truly enjoy and appreciate our many National Monuments and the efforts taken to preserve the stories and the antiques of the area.



 Although visitors couldn't climb these stairs, we were able access the upper walls of the Castillo.  Tune in tomorrow to go up on the outer walls with us.

All the best,
Lois

15 comments:

Diana said...

Oh how interesting Lois. This must have been fun to explore!
Love Di ♥

Nedra said...

Thanks for sharing a little bit of history.

Sherry said...

A really neat place. That antique pistol really caught my eye!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh, how I'd love to have been there in person. What a fabulous historical monument/fort.

Thank you so much for sharing your excellent photos with us.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm glad they warn people not to climb on the old walls. neat to see!

River Glorious said...

Very VERY nice, Lois.

Denise said...

Fascinating place and such great photos, thanks Linda.

Bob Bushell said...

They built that thing against the British, well, I don't blame them.

Mamabug said...

Just as I remembered it! Need to visit there again sometime.

Prem said...

Oh wow, those are real heavy duty concrete walls, meant for protection and all. I've always this feeling being melancholic when visiting places like this. I guess it's the aura that's left of the place.

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

This place looks huge, Lois. We've visited a few places similar to this one and I can't say that I've enjoyed all the legwork, especially in warmer temps.

Jack said...

I like visiting historic sites like this.

Let's see if I have it right: You live on a cruise ship for much of the year and train dogs. Do they let dogs live there too? Something doesn't compute here . . .

Annmarie Pipa said...

fascinating! i have never seen any pictures from this...my kids would love it!! thanks!

Lois Evensen said...

Hi Everyone,

Yes, this is a photographer's paradise. The views of the ocean, the castillo, the people in costume are all terrific.

Jack, I have to laugh! Don't you know I have a twin? Er, uh, a daughter? She does all of the dog training while we are at sea. ;)

Thanks, everyone, for stopping by.

All the best,
Lois

Rose said...

Hey, have you ever been to the Museum of the Appalachia...I almost think you have. But if not, you guys might like to go by on one of your trips...

http://museumofappalachia.com/