Local Accommodations at St Augustine

No, this is not the hotel room that we had while in St Augustine but, it is where some residents slept while living here.  This is one of the rooms on display at the Castillo de San Marcos, the oldest masonry fortress in the United States.  Construction on the fort began in 1672 by the Spanish as part of the city defenses.  It has changed hands from Spain to Great Britain to the USA a total of six times over its history.

Many of the features of this fort remind me of the fortifications that we have visited in Puerto Rico.  I suppose this is not surprising since they were also built by the Spanish colonizers.  The Castillo San Felipe del Morro is older than the Castillo de San Marcos and much larger but there are many similarities including the turrets or watch towers (called garitas) that mark the corners of the fortress.

Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
1 South Castillo Drive

Saint Augustine, FL 32084

Nikon D7100
Sirui P-204S Monopod
Tamron 16-300 Di II VC PZD Macro
16mm @ f11 –  1/4 sec – ISO 1000

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Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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