Thursday, March 16, 2017

March 17, 2017

**Next post will be Friday, April 7th**

Castillo de San Marcos

The Castillo as seen from San Marco Avenue is an agelessly impressive sight. This is the western wall or terreplein, with bastions San Pablo and San Pedro.Notice the person resting against the tree at right (I really hope he/she was only sleeping). Part of the Cubo Line, a defensive wall once topped by sharp yucca plants designed to keep out the enemy, can be seen at left.

Fountain of Youth

If you’re into high-tech informational displays, you might not like the displays at the Fountain of Youth, which tend more toward the quaint and old-fashioned. If, however, you enjoy history in all shapes and forms, you’ll love them. I personally like things like this --- ship models, artifacts recovered from the site, etc. --- and much prefer the kitschy charm of old-school displays over modern, in-your-face technological advancements.

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