Thursday, October 1, 2015

October 02, 2015

González-Alvarez House


 This photo of the González-Alvarez house complex reminds me of pure Spanish Florida, and for that reason I love it. :-) This particular building isn’t part of the house itself, but is rather part of the grounds, and shows the colonial coquina kitchen at right. Note the decorative shrubbery and flowers, as well as the Spanish-style arcade at left. Without the modern light hanging above, one could easily imagine this to be a scene far in the past.

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine’s Lighthouse dates from the early 1870s and is visible from many points around the region. It’s especially lovely when seen poking above the treetops while driving Anastasia Island. A close-up view reveals a complex of structures which have been very well-kept and brightly-painted. The color scheme really stands out against the bright spring sky; and the trees provide a nice frame. 

(c) 2015 St. Augustine Fridays

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