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Castillo de San Marcos by David Davies

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(Wikipedia) The Castillo de San Marcos site is the oldest masonry fort in the United States. It is located in the city of St. Augustine, Florida. Construction was begun in 1672 by the Spanish when Florida was a Spanish territory. During the twenty year period of British possession from 1763 until 1784, the fort was renamed Fort St. Mark , and after Florida became a U.S. territory in 1821 the fort was again renamed Fort Marion, in honor of revolutionary war hero Francis Marion. In 1942 the original name, Castillo de San Marcos, was restored by Congress. The fort was also subject to a paranormal investigation by the Travel Channel show Ghost Adventures in 2009.

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I’ve been an amateur photographer for as long as I can remember, which at my age is about a couple of weeks! I’ve owned film cameras from Zeiss, Scheider, Leica, Nikon and Olympus, as well as digital cameras from Pentax and Canon, and still have several, if I can ever find them. I currently use a Sony NEX-5N with an 18-55mm zoom lens, and after a year of ownership am still learning all the functions.

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  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontover 3 years ago

    Awesome Shot!
    Where in the World have you not been David?

  • More places than you can possibly imagine, Lee! I have itchy feet but at this stage in my life it’s going to take a lottery win to allow us to visit all the places we still want to. I’ll have to get a ticket on the Spanish El Gordo lottery. The first prize for their last draw, in December, was €2.3 BILLION! I could just about survive on that! lol

    – David Davies

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 3 years ago

    Very impressive isn’t it. it has a great history.

  • It really was quite the place!

    – David Davies

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 3 years ago

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 3 years ago

    An amazing aerial shot there David.

  • Thanks, Michael!

    – David Davies

  • Susan Russell
    Susan Russellover 3 years ago

    VERY impressive. So how did you get this shot?

  • Thanks, Susan. We were up in a helo on a sightseeing trip.

    – David Davies

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • Thanks, Audrey.

    – David Davies

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot looking down on that building. You must have had a tall tripod!

  • Just my jumping shoes, Gary! lol

    – David Davies

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezover 3 years ago

    Super capture David. You should try the EuroMillions Lottery. Friday’s estimate is £51M, also in the UK, you get all the money at once, tax free. The Spanish El Gordo lottery has bigger prizes but the way it works, it is almost always shared between alarge group of people, so the invidual win can be quite small.

  • Thanks, Tom, we do try the Euromillions now and then as well as Super Ena. Here in Canada we also get all lottery winnings up front, tax free. Only in the US do they pay tax but as they pay very little tax on everything else, I suppose that’s only fair.

    – David Davies

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 3 years ago
    Unique looking building David – well taken. I take it the fish & chip shop went when the British left…Lol!
  • Must have, or at least we couldn’t find it! lol

    – David Davies

  • Lilian Marshall
    Lilian Marshallover 3 years ago
    Fantastic capture David. So your shoes are soled with Flubber. Have to try that
  • Lilian, how did you guess! lol. Glad you like it!

    – David Davies

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