Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 16, 2016

Gator Bob’s

It’s old, corny, and positively kitschy. I love it. This sort of “look at me” sign conjures Florida’s past and alludes to the tourist spirit still so strong today. Actually, I’ve been to the Gator Bob’s gift shop, and they do have some pretty interesting things. Everything from cowboy hats to picture frames to rum cake, in fact. Not the cheapest place in town, but you’ll probably find something you like. And if you have some time, run over to the Old Jail which is just next door. You can’t miss it . . . it’s pink. Unabashedly, tropically pink. Ah, St. Augustine.

Coming Across the Bridge of Lions

After a full day of beach-going, island-exploring, and various activities both fun and kitschy, this is what you see when you come back into the city of St. Augustine. The lions that flank the beautiful “Bridge of Lions” are named “Faithful” and “Firm”, and one of them can be seen here. The building at left belongs to the St. Augustine Municipal Marina, and the large buildings seen at right are part of the King Street shopping district. The street lamps add a touch of class to a city that needs no help in that regard.

(c) 2015-2016 St. Augustine Fridays

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