Castillo de San Marco

Posted: June 14, 2013 in Photography, Photos by Iliana C. Hakes-Martinez, Quotes

Castle San Marco

“Oldest masonry fort in the continental U.S. Originally constructed by the Spanish between 1672 – 1695 with major modifications from 1738 – 1756. Later, the British, Spanish and Americans all made changes to the Castillo before it was finally retired as an active fortification in 1900. Proclaimed a national monument in 1924, the Castillo is now a prominent tourist destination where people of all cultures step back in time and reflect on the forces and events which have shaped world history.”

First, I’d like to thank the readers who have been following me now for a while and continue to support my posts. As I have explained in the past, “likes” to me are like special bouquets of colorful blooms. You are truly appreciated!

Anyway, just returned from a fantastic Florida road-trip with my son!  One of the stops we made was at historical town of St. Augustine, Florida.  This old town is full of energy. We spent one morning at the Castillo de San Marcos as well as one evening–searching for ghosts we were. Although we found none, we could not deny that we felt “something” but cannot explain or describe it. Bottom line is that we felt “something” familiar yet alien within as though we had been there but had forgotten. We plan on returning soon. I’ve already posted pictures such as the lighthouse, water mill, night scene of bridge, the twisted tree and some others; I will be posting more. For more information about Castillo San Marco, please click here.

  1. That’s a wonderful place, we’ve been there many times because our son lives in Jax, about 4 h drive from where we live.


    • hakesplace says:

      It was our first time there, and we plan on visiting more often. We are about six hours away from where we live, but it is worth the drive. It was absolutely wonderful!


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