Saint Augustine, Florida

After ariving in Orlando, I drove up US Highway 1 to Saint Augustine -- a historic town that I heard about on an Amateur Traveler podcast.

St George Street

Saint Augustine is the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the US.

St George Street

Oldest school house

It has many old buildings, such as this school house.

Oldest school house

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine

An old church.

Cathedral Basilica of Saint Augustine

Cobble stone streets

Many of the streets are brick cobble stone.

Cobble stone streets

Old house

There are many small interesting buildings in the town.

Old house

Flagler College

Large buildings too.

Flagler College

Coquina

Many buildings in Saint Augustine are made from a Coquina, a sedimentary rock composed of fragments of shell.

Coquina

The Oldest House

One of the houses is called The Oldest House.

The Oldest House

The Oldest House

The Oldest House

Kitchen

Kitchen

Castillo de San Marcos

This Old Spanish Fort was built to protect the city from the British. The intersting thing about Saint Augustine is that it was originally a Spanish city, then became British, then Spanish and then British again.

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos

Fountain of Youth

One of the more touristy things to visit in Saint Augustine is the Fountain of Youth.

Fountain of Youth

Fountain of Youth

This spring got its name because Juan Ponce de León, who led the first European expedition to Florida, drank from it and lived to the unusually old age of 61. This and other Florida themes are wonderfully captured in the Donald Duck cartoon, Don's Fountain of Youth!

Fountain of Youth

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