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William Fultz II / 37 items

N 206 B 19.0K C 10 E Apr 13, 2015 F Apr 13, 2015
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The Great Cross
Mission Nombre de Dios
St. Augustine Florida

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St. Augustine, Florida is my home away from home and I've been there so many times I can't count. Although I love the mountains and the waterfalls if I could live here I would without question. Since I can't, any time I get the chance to visit, I do. Our visit this time was a bit overcast. After a wonderful Easter Sunday breakfast at Margie's FA Cafe in St. Augustine Beach we decided to pay The Great Cross a visit. Although crowded I couldn't believe my eyes when I had the chance to shoot the cross without a soul in the shot and the follks who waited for me to finish my shot I greatly appreciate it. Over the years I've always made it a point to visit here, it's both peaceful and beautiful, there's so much history here. Located on the grounds of The Mission Of Nomber de Dios, nearby the the first mass in the new colony was held on Sept 8th, 1565. The Great Cross was erected in 1964 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the founding of The Mission Of Nombre De Dios and the city of St. Augustine, Florida. The cross stands 208 ft. (63.4 m) and is the tallest cross in the western hemisphere.

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Tags:   the great cross mission nombre de dios st. augustine florida america's oldest city Father Francisco López de Mendoza Grajales Pedro Menéndez de Avilés the first parish mass Our Lady of Le Leche st. augustine florida the old city

N 712 B 34.6K C 41 E Apr 8, 2015 F Apr 8, 2015
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Atlantic Ocean
St. John's County Pier
St. Augustine Beach
Florida

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On a quick family oriented trip to Florida last week I was able to take a little time for some photography. On this morning my original plan was to photograph sunrise at the Great Cross in St. Augustine's Nombre de Dios mission along the Matanzas river however I found out the night before that there was going to be an Easter Sunrise Mass and I wouldn't be able to get anywhere near the Mission, so instead we opted to head over to St. Augustine Beach over on Anastasia Island. Upon our arrival the night before it had been overcast and when we woke up that morning I thought there was little chance that we could catch a sunrise. Well, I was off a little, sunrise itself was blocked by clouds but the as the sun rose it was quite apparent that I had been worth getting up for. For years I've wanted to shoot sunrise here, but it had never panned out. Although this wasn't exactly what I was looking for, I think everything worked out fine. You just can't go wrong watching the dawn of a new day in one of your favorite places in the world.

Tags:   st augustine sunrise st johns county pier st augustine beach atlantic ocean atlantic ocean sunrise st augustine sunrise

N 8 B 644 C 5 E Oct 8, 2010 F Dec 27, 2010
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Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

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The oldest masonry fort and 21st oldest man made structure in the Continental United States the construction of Castillo de San Marcos began in 1672 and was completed in 1695. Considered to be the best preserved example of a Spanish colonial fortification the United States the fort sits along the waterfront near the downtown of the nations oldest surviving European settlement St. Augustine.

Tags:   Castillo de San Marcos Castillo de San Marcos National Monument National Monument National Park Service St. Augustine Saint Augustine Floridia

N 5 B 1.1K C 8 E Oct 8, 2010 F Oct 8, 2010
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Guard Room
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

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Number 4 in a series of the Castillo

Living in town, the Spanish soldiers did not live inside the Castillo. Instead they had a rotating guard duty, usually 24 hrs, and they slept and prepared their meals here. The large fireplace in the back offered a place to cook meals and kept the men warm on chilly days.

The oldest masonry fort and 21st oldest man made structure in the Continental United States the construction of Castillo de San Marcos began in 1672 and was completed in 1695. Considered to be the best preserved example of a Spanish colonial fortification the United States the fort sits along the waterfront near the downtown of the nations oldest surviving European settlement St. Augustine.

N 1 B 577 C 4 E Oct 7, 2010 F Oct 7, 2010
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British Barracks
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
St. Augustine, Florida

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Number 3 in a series of the Castillo

British troops moved to St. Augustine after Spain ceded Florida to Great Britain in exchange for the fortified harbor and city of La Habana, Cuba in 1763. Wooden second floors were built in the high Spanish vaults to provide more space for quarters and supplies. Florida would be returned to Spain at the close of the American Revolution in 1783

The oldest masonry fort and 21st oldest man made structure in the Continental United States the construction of Castillo de San Marcos began in 1672 and was completed in 1695. Considered to be the best preserved example of a Spanish colonial fortification the United States the fort sits along the waterfront near the downtown of the nations oldest surviving European settlement St. Augustine.


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