Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Photo Friday - "Heavy"
A watchtower in the Castillo de San Marcos
St. Augustine, Florida
A national monument, this 300 year old bastion was built by Spain to defend her claim in the New Word. The castillo boasts walls that are made of a local limestone called coquina and erected over a 23 year period. Although battle scarred, the castillo was never defeated in battle. It is the oldest masonry work in North America and the only example of bastion fortification. Last year, we walked its stone and breathed its air. My favorite kind of history is the kind you can smell and touch and live.