Thursday, January 12, 2017

January 13, 2017

Mission Nombre de Dios

I’ve often said that people of any faith or no faith can appreciate the beauty of the many religious statues, memorials, and sculptures on the Mission grounds. This Virgin of Guadalupe tile memorial is one such work of art that can be admired by all. The colors of the tiles, as well as the distinct Hispanic ‘roof’, go very well with St. Augustine’s Spanish vibe.

St. George Street

This is part of the old staircase in the De Mesa-Sanchez House, in my opinion the best attraction in Colonial Quarter. This house, which dates from the 1700s and 1800s, is accessible to the public, but it’s rare that tourists are allowed to go upstairs. You might have to be content with this view. You can tell by the worn carpet that these steps were well-used in the past and that the carpet is likely older than many of the visitors!

(c) 2015-2017 St. Augustine Fridays

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