Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Playing the Tourist in St. Augustine

St. Augustine is one of my all-time favorite cities! I love the architecture and the history of this old city.

The gates of the old city

St. Augustine Distillery

We toured Flagler College, which was built by Henry Flagler as the Hotel Ponce De Leon in the 1890's. It became a 2-year all female college in 1968 and is now a 4-year co-ed college. 

I wonder how many of the 2,600 students here appreciate the beauty of their school.

12 frogs around the fountain represent the hours on the clock and the months in a year.

The dome above the lobby

The student dining room, with over 130 stained glass windows by Tiffany valued at $130 million. The windows are covered on both sides with bullet proof glass.

First Memorial Presbyterian Church

This church was also built by Henry Flagler in memory of his daughter Jenny Louise.
The interior of the church. Henry Flagler, his first wife, and his daughter are interred here.

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