The Lady in the Brown Hat

That would be me. I have once again walked the streets of St. Augustine (not to be confused with street walking) armed with my Nikon D40, an umbrella and my lovely, floppy brown hat.

This area was more old, and I do mean old, neighborhoods full of some of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen. So, I will start with the homes. More specifically, the porches of said homes.

71 Marine
Not exactly a porch...more of a stoop

Blue door and vine
Vine covered porch

Double doors
Porch at 272

Porch Swing
Porch swing at 264

Blue Pillows on Front Porch
Soft, inviting porch

screened porch
Screened porch

Then there is my never-ending love of doors...

The Keyhole
Rich wood door

Della Flora
Della Flora

green door in white
Pointed green door

Two Blue Doors
Double Blue Doors

Casa De Horruytiner
Door at Casa De Horruytiner

There were a variety of old gates...

Gate 15
Gate 15

Brass Knob on Blue Shutter
Brass Knocker on Gate

24 & 22
Twin Gates...22 & 24

If you've looked at this blog before this, you realize I have a soft spot for windows. It is something you will have to get use to. I did.

Wall, a study in pink and black
Wall, a study in pink and black

Iron Bars
Some windows are not warm & fuzzy

Broken slat
Broken Slat

Flower boxes
I really liked these windows, so I took it at a distance...

Red Paint...black hinge

Lace Curtains
...and closer.

rusty hinge
Old rusty hinge

white shutters at 206
White at 206

There were walls and fences around all these homes...

Concrete ball wall
Pillars of Concrete

There were all kinds of interesting items on and around the homes...

faded blue chairs
Faded blue chairs

Handpainted house number...228

Porch Geraniums
Red geraniums, wicker & white rockers..

old wicker
...and more wicker.

Flowers everywhere...

bird in paradise
Bird of Paradise

Pink flowers on peach brick
Pink & Orange

Trailing flower
Trailing pink flowers

Yellow flower
Lonely yellow flower on wall

I visited the grounds of Flagler College and The Lightner Museum. They were across the street from each other, so here are some pictures from them both. A little history...
The college is named after Henry Morrison Flagler, a Gilded Age industrialist, railroad pioneer and oil magnate. In 1888, he built the luxury resort Hotel Ponce de Leon, which now serves as a residence hall and centerpiece for the college. A masterpiece of Spanish Renaissance architecture, Ponce de Leon Hall is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The grand hotel launched the careers of famous architects John Carrere and Thomas Hastings. Thomas Edison personally helped make Ponce the first building in Florida wired with electricity, and Louis Comfort Tiffany decorated the building’s interior with stained glass, mosaics and several commissioned murals.

The hotel was sold to Flagler College when the institution was founded in 1968.

brick pilars
Brick pillars at Flagler

Red art
Detail work at Lightner

Lion in brick
Lion wall...Flagler...Lightner...I forgot

detail in red
Tower...forgot which place again

3 frogs
3 frogs at Flagler

Lion fountain
Lion fountain at Flagler

Cherubs & Turkeys
Ceiling detail...Lightner

Roof dome

Open Arches
Open arches, Lightner

Reader in Arches
Man reading in the distance at Lightner

looking through windows
Window shopping at Lightner

Odd & Ends in and around St. Augustine...

Roof...the oldest house
The oldest house

Ghost Tour
Ghost Tours

Outdoor Hall
Outdoor hall

Two red roofs
Red roofs & yellow walls

Signs I saw...

La Herencia Cafe
La Herencia...fresh squeezed lemonade yummmm

Denoel French Pastry
Denoel French Pastry

People out and about...

Ryan 100 strangers #8
Ryan, my 100 stranger, #8

This one tickled me

Two Men on  Bench
2 men on a bench


hillgrandmom Sunday, September 28, 2008  

All so beautiful and all those flowers grow here :)

hillgrandmom Sunday, September 28, 2008  

'cept bird of paradise.

annie Sunday, September 28, 2008  

@hillgrandmom, I would love to visit India. I can only imagine how beautiful it is.

Signartist Monday, September 29, 2008  

Love the rich colours in these pictures! Also very intersting to see the different styles of house names and numbers.

Anonymous Thursday, October 02, 2008  

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR BLOG! and thank you for the ocean sounds! I'm addicted.

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