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Archive: Sep 2020

FISHNADO at St Augustine

Today one of our guests noticed several tiny dead fish around the Lightner building in St Augustine. We wondered about where they could have come from and came to the conclusion that this past weekend’s flooding must have been the culprit. Most likely as the waters receded, the fish got trapped on the sidewalk. Who…

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September 23, 2020

Oldest house in the US

Yet another hidden treasure of St Augustine, the Oldest House or Gonzalez-Alvarez House summarizes the city’s history from the first Spanish period until Florida became a US territory. Dating from 1702, the structure tells the 300 years story of the town thru its architecture.  You can tour the house, look at ancient maps in the…

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September 21, 2020

The Oldest City by foot

Hotel Casa Monica Flagler Memorial Presbyterian Church, St Augustine Florida Michelangelo’s David replica I may be a little biased, but the fact is that St Augustine is full of wonders. In its 10 Sq miles, this small town has so much to offer and many of the amazing landmarks are accessible by foot. From the Plaza de la Constitucion you can easily walk to the former Ponce de Leon and Alcazar hotels built by Henry Flagler; Visit a small replica of the Alhambra Castle in   Granada, Spain; See the lunch counter where the St Augustine Four incident took place in 1964; Visit what used to be the largest indoor swimming pool in the world; And see one of two existing exact replicas of Michelangelo’s David, which saves you a trip to Florence, just to name a few. There are many…

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September 8, 2020