~Saint Augustine, FL~

Spanish architecture dominates the city of St.Augustine. St. Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European-established city and port in the continental United States. The city was founded by the Spanish Admiral Pedro Menendez de Aviles on August 28, 1565, the feast day of Augustine of Hippo, and was named for the saint. Over the centuries the city has flown the flags the Burgundy Cross of Spain, Great Britain, Spain again, The United States, and for a brief period the Confederacy, Union troops regained control of the fort in 1862 and remained in control throughout the Civil War.


Flagler College



More of Flagler College

U. S. Post Office

Ponce de Leon Hotel (part of Flagler College)

Bell tower of the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine

The Great Cross of the Mission de Nombre de Dios

St. Augustine buildings from Castillo de San Marcos

Yacht on the Inland Waterway

Castillo de San Marcos



Each hour this cannon is fired across the water by actors in Spanish uniforms in a ceremony commemorating the defense of the fort

Cannon positions

Entrance to Castillo de San Marcos

The Burgundy Cross of Spain still flies above the Historical Site

Part of the moat around the fort

External walls from the moat area

The actors prepare for another shot
More photos of the interior of Castillo de San Marcos are on this page.



Music is "Piano Concerto No. 12"
by Petr Ilich Tchaikovsky

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