Castillo de San Marcos
This photo from the Plaza de Armas or courtyard shows the north and part of the west curtain. At left is a former “arms room”, now the theater, and the blue door to the right of it is the “new” powder magazine. The rooms along the north wall are, from left to right, the “British Room” (once part of a subsidy supply room), another part of the original supply room, the Chapel of St. Mark, and the accountant’s quarters.
Fountain of Youth
I love the new Spanish mission replica at the Fountain of Youth, which was created to resemble an original structure built in 1587. Unfortunately, when I visited last year, it wasn’t open to the public. (I believe there had been some kind of roof damage). This photo was taken in 2014. The roughhewn benches give a feel for the enterprising spirit of the times. The staircase to the choir loft was my favorite part of the mission, though the ambiance of the place was quite nice in general. Can’t wait to go back!
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