Avenida Menendez is one of St. Augustine’s busiest thoroughfares and boasts great views. Not only will you see Matanzas Bay, but the St. Augustine Lighthouse (located on Anastasia Island) is also visible, as well as the lovely 1920’s “Bridge of Lions.” It’s not at all unusual to have overcast weather while walking the city, but dreary days have their own charm.
Casa Monica Hotel
If you’re lucky enough to be walking around St. Augustine at leisure, you’ll often come across architectural gems like this one. These Spanish tiles can be found at the Casa Monica Hotel in the more “modern” part of town. I don’t know if the chosen design has any significance, but the panel evokes a feeling of old Spain in a town that’s already dripping with Hispanic history and culture. (On a side note, if you’re interested in purchasing Spanish tiles and similar items in this style, there are many shops that sell them in St. Augustine. Market to Market on St. George Street and the Colonial Quarter shops come to mind).
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