Enchanting St. Augustine – Photo Essay

Historic St. Augustine is enchanting and mysterious all rolled up in one, and you can feel the history as you walk the cobblestone streets and gaze at the old buildings. The oldest city in America is more than just history, it’s filled with a rare beauty that tantalizes as it mystifies, it cuddles you up and makes it very difficult to say goodbye when it’s time to leave.

What follows is St. Augustine through my eyes.

By JP Chartier


The Great Cross – The world’s tallest cross at 208 ft

Sunset on Mantanzas Bay

The Great Cross was erected in 1966 at the spot where Menendez came ashore in 1565

St. Augustine @ Sunset

Along the Mantanzas Bay

St. Augustine Sunset

Palm trees basking in the sunset


No ghosts here – St. Augustine is one of the most haunted cities in America

Magnolia St.

Magnolia Avenue is lined with oak trees – Natl’ Geographic once said it was one of the most beautiful streets in America

Lions Bridge

The Bridge of Lions connects St. Augustine to Anastasia Island in style!

St. Augustine from top of Lighthouse

St. Augustine as seen from the top of the Lighthouse

The Fort

Castillo De San Marcos Fort – Construction began in 1672

Coffee Shop

A wonderful coffee shop full of charm

The Center

A Civil War Canon at the Plaza de la Constitucion Park in central St. Augustine

Governor's Building

The Governments House was built in 1706. Executions would be supervised from the balcony

Ponce de Leon Hotel

The Ponce de Leon Hotel was built in 1888 by Henry Flagler, today its the Flagler College

Alligator Farm

Gators galore at the Alligator Farm on Anastasia Island

I wrote all about the adventures at the Alligator Farm, you can read it here.

Casa Monica 1

Our home for four days – The classy Casa Monica Hotel

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  2. Mags // October 20, 2014 at 1:02 pm // Reply

    Great photos. I have been to St. Augustine countless times and had no idea that they were home to the worlds tallest cross. I love the Casa Monica hotel though, just gorgeous.
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  3. Traveling Ted // September 28, 2014 at 2:32 pm // Reply

    One of our first family vacations that I remember was to St. Augustine. This post brings back good memories. I love the shot of the street with the trees and Spanish moss hanging down. I can see why it is deemed a beautiful street by National Geographic.
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  4. Andrew // September 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm // Reply

    Enchanting indeed! Love the mix of colours and times of day!

  5. Beautiful description of St. Augustine, one of the oldest settlements established by the Europeans. I would like to visit it someday.

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