Thursday, October 27, 2016

October 28, 2016

Castillo de San Marcos

The “British Room” was built by spring 1685. In the 1750s the rooms were enlarged, expanded into the courtyard, and given high vaulted ceilings. This particular room was originally part of a larger storeroom. During the 1760s or 1770s, it was given a wooden second floor by the British so they might house more men and supplies. Also visible in this photo is the chamber which later became a separate room for subsidy supplies (seen through the doorway). Through the window at right, the white grated structure is the sally port located in the main hall.

Fountain of Youth

This is the Nombre de Dios church at the Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park (not to be confused with the Mission of Nombre de Dios a short distance away). Built about 3 years ago, it is a reconstruction of the church which stood on this site in 1587. This is how the early Spanish settlers of “San Agustín", or at least their children, would have worshiped. Note the confessional booth at left and the primitive altar. I believe this is one of those places where any visitor can find peace and reflection regardless of religious tradition (or lack thereof).

(c) 2015-2016 St. Augustine Fridays

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