Thursday, April 26, 2018

Out of the Jurisdiction: St. Augustine

Some heavy rain got me to St. Augustine with less time to explore than I wanted.  
But, I had a bit of time.  My first stop was at Flagler College, a renovation of
the gorgeous Ponce de Leon Hotel, built in 1887.


The ceiling of the great hall is wonderful.


As is the great hall itself.


And the façade.


Two horses drawing a carriage thought I was almost as interesting as I thought they were.


After dinner I walked back to my inn along the bayfront.  
Two lions guarded a bridge.  One stood still for my iPhone.


Better light in the morning showed the inn to advantage.

9 comments:

Gunn said...

Wow!
What a wonderful place.

jennyfreckles said...

What an amazing building the college looks to be. Beautiful ceiling. The outside almost looks like something you might find in China.

RedPat said...

It looks like a pretty town, Jack!

Lois said...

Beautiful photos of one of my favorite cities! I have some friends who attended Flagler. I hope you were able to take a stroll down Saint George Street in the historic district.

William Kendall said...

Magical architecture. I was only there once, when I was four or five, but there are still strong impressions of the place in my memory.

Sharon Anck said...

That hotel is wonderful. I'll have to add that one to my list of historic hotels to stay in.

Stefan Jansson said...

Wow.

Karl Demetz said...

Great series, Jack !
The photo with the lion is fantastic !!

Kay said...

I've been told St. Augustine is a nice spot. Flagler College is certainly a fine example. And what a nice inn!