Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos_Bell Tower
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I love this little gem of a site.
Construction began in 1672.  First it was Spanish, then British, then Spanish again, and lastly American.
It's so rich with history. It's a little piece of Spain right here in Florida.

Bell Tower
View from the garita/sentry box
View from the "garita," or sentry box.
Castillo de San Marcos_Alex Carter Graffiti
Alex Carter was here, day before New Year's Eve, 1883.
Castillo de San Marcos_unintelligible writing
A now unintelligible message.
Castillo de San Marcos_Uniform
A man in uniform. I forget which uniform. I asked if I could take a picture and he posed for the camera.
Castillo de San Marcos Bell Tower

And this is Fort Matanzas, which was built in 1742 to defend the "back door" to St. Augustine and the Castillo de San Marcos. Sadly, we didn't have enough time to take the ferry over there.

Fort Matanzas from the mainland
So many crabs!

And that's the end of my road trip pictures, folks! 
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  1. I took pictures in 2 of those spots, the tower in the corner and out the garita window, right before they kicked us out when thunder started rumbling. I didn't know about Ft Matanzas



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