Sunday, July 29, 2012

Revisiting History

Scenic Sunday

The Sunshine State of Florida is more than just beaches, celebrities, theme parks and night life.  It is  full of history.  Florida is home to the oldest city in the U.S. - St. Augustine.  In 1513, a Spanish explorer named Ponce de Leon, in his quest for the mythical, "Fountain of Youth", discovered Florida.   It is in St. Augustine where they started the first settlement in the U.S.

Today, historic St. Augustine is a blending of the old and new.  Red-brick lanes, an old fort, centuries old buildings and churches, antique houses, horse-drawn carriages.  These are just a few of the attractions that makes St. Augustine one of my favorite places in Florida.

Castillo de San Marcos is the oldest masonry fort in continental U.S.

Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park

America's oldest schoolhouse

Walking around St. George Street

Who wants a ride?

Going around the city

The history of free men is never really written by chance
but by their choice; their choice.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

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