SkyWatch Friday: Castillo de San Marcos

Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida. August 4, 2009.

This is my post for Skywatch Friday, a meme for sharing views of the sky from all over the world.  To see more, or to join and share your own photos of the sky, click HERE.

I was working with some pictures taken back in August, 2009, when I came across this picture of a watch tower and walls of Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida.  Since I captured the fortress under a bright, but cloudy, Florida sky, I thought this was an appropriate picture for Skywatch Friday.


Betsy and I enjoyed our last blogging break so much that we are taking another.  Hopefully we’ll be back about May 9.

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22 Responses to “SkyWatch Friday: Castillo de San Marcos”

  1. sartenada Says:

    Oh dear. That’s awesome place. I love historic places like this one. It must be gorgeous when visiting there. Thank Your showing us this.

  2. Sylvia Kirkwood Says:

    How beautiful! I, too, love historic places like this and what a terrific capture and gorgeous skies as well! Nothing like getting it all at one time!! And on my birthday as well!!! Hope you and Betsy have a great break! Enjoy! Look forward to seeing more wonderful photos!


  3. Tricia Says:

    I’ve heard about that place… I’d love to visit, if only for the history of such a place! =) Great sky, George!!! =)

  4. Karin Says:

    It’s great visiting historic places – what a great photo George! Loved your Down Memory Lane post as well! Lovely to see all your photos even if one can’t take a trip there oneself! Have a great blog break!

  5. Manang Kim Says:

    When I first saw it and not reading the words I thought this was taken in the Philippines. We have Spanish Forts there and it just looked like this. Great shot!! Thanks for sharing!

    Sky Watch

  6. Ginny Hartzler Says:

    An inpresive picture, George! Hope you have a nice blogcation!

  7. LaVoice Says:

    Glad you shared this scene again. I do not recall seeing it before. However, that does not mean much since I tend to forget. You two just keep on traveling and enjoying what you do.

  8. Rose Says:

    We have bright, blue skies like that today…hope they last at least through tomorrow night…

    Enjoy your break from blogging….

  9. Sey Says:

    I had seen some local watch towers here and they’re all made of steel. I think a watch tower made of stones in more magnificent.

    the surrounding itself is marvelous and adding the watch tower made it historical.

  10. magicalmysticalteacher Says:

    These battlements look very similar to ones that I saw in Panama. I guess the conquistadores worked from the same blueprints, no matter which country they overran!


    The look at the sky, and they say,
    “Though storm clouds be scudding my way,
    I still like the sight;
    By day or by night
    All heaven’s a stunning display.”

    © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Hem of Night

  11. Neal Says:

    Very nice George. Another break….:)

  12. Linda G. Says:

    Bob and I visited St. Augustine in March of 2007. One of these days we’re going to learn that we visited some place at the same time as you or Betsy 🙂

  13. Mildred Says:

    Nice photo George. I visited St. Augustine when I was 5 and then again when I first met John. It’s a beautiful spot.

  14. diane Says:

    the clouds look like they are going to visit the fort.

  15. Indrani Says:

    Perfect for the meme.

  16. ewok1993 Says:

    Happy May and enjoy this break.

  17. Kathy Says:

    Looks like something from Don Quixote!

  18. Rajesh Says:

    Gorgeous view of the watch tower.

  19. dayphoto Says:

    I love how you share your trips with us!

    Thank you so much!


  20. ladyfi Says:

    Marvellous sky and stonework.

  21. Regina Says:

    Beautiful one!
    Happy SWF.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  22. Regina Says:

    Enjoy your break.
    Happy weekend both.

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