Hardly a day goes by without checking out a lighthouse. So, before going into the historic city of St.Augustine we hit the St. Augustine Lighthouse. The climb to the top was exactly 219 steps. The view was spectacular.
The first lighthouse or should we call it a watchtower was built in 1589 by the Spanish colonials. Sturdier structure replaced the wooden tower in 1737 and it was made or coquina (shell rock) and wood. The current lighthouse was finished in 1874.
Lighthouse Keepers house was worth visiting, also, with its historic displays. It was early January so the Christmas decorations were still there, not really my thing, so they limited a bit of what I photographing as I did not want seasonal photos.
We were told that you could get the best shot of the lighthouse from the pier, unfortunately due to the backlite the shots from the pier did not turnout the best, but I understand that during an other time of the day that would have been the case.
My husband Mara Sillanmäki provided most text
6 thoughts on “St. Augustine Lighthouse”
Thanks for this beautiful blog, the staircase in the light tower is magnificant. Those shots are my favorites.
The staircase was lovely and I love taking photos of spiral staircases
Isn’t St Augustine the prettiest little town? Did you see the downtown Christmas lights? They are beautiful!
Yes, Lois we did, I even took some photos 🙂
Kyllä nuo eteläisten osavaltioiden pitsihuvilat verantoineen ovat vain upeita! Sellaisen kun saisi 🙂
Älä muuta sano, tuli meinaan otettua kuva vanhoista taloista tuolla reissulla.
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