Monday, December 31, 2012

Saint Augustine Lights

“There is no life like the sea, where reality falls so short of romantic expectation”

Joseph Conrad, ‘Lord Jim’

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The St Augustine Lighthouse, this one built in the 1870s. The predecessor was a Spanish watchtower built in the 1500’s. It is the site of the oldest aid to navigation in North America.

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Even in daylight the structure works- definitely ‘visually conspicuous’.

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The Lightner Museum, across the street from the old Ponce de Hotel. If you look close enough you can see a ghost horse walking his carriage and ghost tourists past the building.

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The central plaza in St Augustine. This was the site of one of the pivotal civil rights marches led by Andrew Young in the 1960’s, leading to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Sit-in at the downtown Woolworth’s 1964- who knew Florida was such a political hot bed?

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Proof that Chris got her Christmas cards in the mail before mid-night on the 25th.

Happy New Year and good luck in ‘13!

Paul and Chris

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