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Friday, June 1, 2012

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

Good morning,

We were at Castillo De San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida, at a perfect time on a sunny day.  The shadows cast inside the first floor of the fort provided wonderful camera candy!
Plenty of canon were here both on the ground level and high on the walls of the Castillo.


The Castillo is perfectly situated to protect St. Augustine from the sea.
There's that handsome man I know so well, taking pictures also.

 In the courtyard we could see organized tours exploring the first level.
 There was a professional film crew here, too, presumably filming a documentary.
 Back on the upper wall, I walked all the way around this huge complex that was defended from attacks from both land and sea.

 It wasn't long before a group of actors arrived to practice shooting the canon. 
 I moved off to the side to get out of the camera range of all of those taking pictures.  Sadly, that man in the green shirt didn't get the memo.

This was only a practice session of all of the routines involved in shooting the canon.  No shots were actually fired.

What a fantastic visit!  We truly enjoy our US National Parks and Monuments.

All the best,
Lois

12 comments:

Diana said...

Look at all those cannons! What an awesome tour. Thank you Lois!
Love Di ♥

TexWisGirl said...

green shirt made me laugh. quite the fortress!

Jan n Jer said...

This is a very interesting place to visit...we have been there twice n would go back for a third. How nice to see the actors filming a documentary!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I enjoyed the tour, Lois! Thanks!

karen said...

Oh dear.....I apologise! I was very sorry to read that the English burned the town. (it says that on the plaque)

Annmarie Pipa said...

I am loving learning this stuff from your posts!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That looks like fun. I love touring old forts, and I also like stealing shots from other's photo shoots and filming.

José Ramón said...

Interestingly these pictures good weekend. greetings from  Creativity and imagination photos of Jose Ramon

Bob Bushell said...

Nice tour you've taken us.

VP said...

You took some nice pictures of a very interesting place. Didn't know about this historical castillo and I find it quite similar to some of our coastal forts.

Marit Johanne said...

This is great! Thank you for sharing pictures and history. It is so interesting.

Rose said...

That would be a place we would visit...but since we can, it is good to see your photos.