Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Pretty Saint Augustin, Florida

The St. Augustine Lighthouse
is on the north end of Anastasia Island, within the current city limits of St. Augustine, Florida. The tower, built in 1874, is owned by the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Inc. (SAL&M), a not-for-profit maritime museum and private aid-to-navigation. Open to the public, admissions support continued preservation of the Lighthouse and fund programs in maritime archaeology and education.

The St. Augustine Light tower was built in 1874

The Ponce de Leon Bridge is under constructions just now

Created in 1924, Fort Matanzas National Monument is a United States National Monument run by the National Park Service. The Monument consists of a 1740 Spanish fort, Fort Matanzas, and about 100 acres (0.4 km²) of salt marsh and barrier islands along the Matanzas River on the northern Atlantic coast of Florida. It is operated by the Park Service in conjunction with the Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and several sites in the city of St. Augustine.

Read more about the Fort here

A busy main street in Saint Augustin's Down Town

Flagler College,
often abbreviated as Flagler, is a private four-year liberal arts college in St. Augustine, Florida, USA and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2008.

The college has been named in recent years by US News & World Report as one of the southeast region's best comprehensive liberal arts colleges, and is included on its list of "America's Best Colleges". Its 2006-2007 tuition was $11,810 (excluding room and board) and its acceptance rate is an average of 25 to 30 percent of its annual applications.

The Princeton Review ranks Flagler in the top tier of southeastern colleges, and its campus as one of the most beautiful in the United States. It is currently included in the Princeton Review's Best 366 Colleges Rankings.

Flagler College is home to WFCF/88.5Mc. (Channel 203), which is a community-run station. As of the 2006-2007 school year, the college also broadcasts on local public access television as FCTV. It also publishes a campus newspaper, The Gargoyle, and an annual literary journal, The Flagler Review.

Read more about the College here

Hi my friends,

thank you ALL for your nice comments to my beach post yesterday. I'm so glad you've enjoyed the pictures of the beach, like I did it in reality :)

Stay with me! We will hit the road again tomorrow in the mornings - probably towards the hills again - looking for some cool fresh air to breath...LOL... if it's only for some days, or weeks or even a month... who knows :) ...since we are free and living our dream, we can do what ever we want to do :)

Come with us on the road, see you there!


Double "D" said...

Hi Susanne,

Love the pictures of the lighthouse. I was there a couple of years ago but the weather was bad and ended up with no reference. You've got some great ones.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful photos Susanne. In all the years I lived in Florida I never visited this wonderful old city. Thanks for sharing these shots. They are gorgeous.

Anna said...

Hey Susanne, pretty is the right word. The city looks very nice and cozy. Thanks for sharing, and happy travels. Anna :) PS did you ever mapped out your trip on the map?

The Retired One said...

Loved the street scene ones...great!

GMG said...

Loved to see your excellent pictures of Saint Augustin; I've been several times in Florida and still have to go back once more to see this...


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