My mother’s two sisters moved to St. Augustine during World War II. After the war my mother, a war widow, and older sister also moved here. All of them lived in a small house on Palmetto Avenue (runs behind Gypsy Cab). I remember my Aunt Lin complaining about living in that “beach house” because the sand… Continue reading Before Conch Island?
A Shell in the Coquina from Joe Gillespie on Vimeo. St. Augustine began its history with a terrible hurricane. It survived then and will survive this one too.
It was a good day to stay inside and play with photos. This was taken several years ago from the gun deck at the Castillo where I had a great view of the schooner Lynx as she sailed in the inlet and into the bay. She was quite a beauty.
The Great Cross stands more than 200 feet high and was built to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of St. Augustine. It stands at the waters edge on the grounds of the Mission of Nombre de Dios which also traces its origin to St. Augustine’s founding and the first parish mass.