Thursday, November 24, 2016

November 25, 2016

Castillo de San Marcos

The gun deck on a cloudy day. The view is of San Pedro Bastion (southwest), taken from the east curtain/wall/terreplein/whatever you wish to call it. There’s a lot going on in this photo: a bronze cannon at far left, a chimney which once serviced the guardrooms below, the 1680s watchtower dedicated to Saint Peter, and an old Spanish mortar. In the distance, the Moorish-style tower of Flagler College and the beautiful dome of Memorial Presbyterian Church make their appearance.

Fountain of Youth

The Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park is full of winsome scene like this fishpond with a 16TH century feel. When I last stopped there, many previous visitors had thrown coins into the pond. You’ll find this place just outside the actual ‘fountain of youth’ at the Springhouse (drink up, me hearties! Embrace eternal youth! Arrrrrgh!) and might actually prefer this peaceful scene to the hustle and bustle in the more touristy parts of the park.

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