It was my first time to set foot in the state of Florida, and St.Augustine seemed the appropriate city to shower me with the most welcome. The city has a lighthouse worth bragging about!
The Spanish originally constructed a wooden lookout tower in the area, but after the United States acquired the Territory of Florida from Spain, the old Spanish tower was then converted to a lighthouse. A light keeper’s house was then added years after.
The current lighthouse, using its first-order Fresnel lens, is still in full operation. The top can be reached with 219 steps which we sadly didn’t try. The keeper’s house however, is now a gift shop and a museum and it is worth a look.
The Spanish colony of St. Augustine was established on the day of the Feast of St.Augustine, hence the name. I should know, I went to a rigid Catholic school.
your pictures remind me of the times when i’d go visit museums in the philippines. i miss doing that. the one you went to looks really interesting. did they restore the place?
Thank you. Have you watched the show Mysteries at the Museum? It is a super cool show.
The lighthouse had gone through restorations especially due to
no, i haven’t, unfortunately. sounds like an interesting show. the kind i’d wanna watch even if the title kinda sounds creepy to me. but i’ve always been interested in history. not the typical facts dished out on brochures, though. i like the stories and the lives of the people who lived then. that’s my kind of thing.
yeah, i reckon they might have to do restorations/maintenance every now and then. i forgot how beach weather can be cruel to the materials that make up lighthouses too, especially the metal ones.
It is not as creepy as the show title sounds. I am confident you will love them, as much as I do :)
I have the feeling i will. Except that they don’t air it here in australia. So i’m stuck watching cooking shows featuring everyone’s dramas. Lol.