Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 22, 2016

Mission Nombre de Dios

“Sacred To the Memory of H. V. Graves.” Born April 5, 1855, died May 4, 1884. This simple tombstone on the Mission Nombre de Dios grounds is situated in a peaceful spot within view of the beautiful Lagoon and its stately white curved bridge. Unfortunately, this person’s identity, whether male or female, is shrouded in mystery. What might have ended his or her life at age 29 remains unknown.

St. George Street

If you’ve seen St. Augustine’s famous Bridge of Lions, you might recognize their “little brother” perched at the Queen Isabella garden on St. George Street. Note the Florida state flag at far left, and the palms which tower over the Marin-Hassett house whose roof can be seen at right. This is actually one of two lions . . . the pair of sentinels can be found watching over the garden entrance, vigilant at their posts.

(c) 2015-2016 St. Augustine Fridays

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