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Right in town...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 1 August 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...in St. Augustine, Florida, on a hot, hazy afternoon.

SONY DSLR-A100 1/1000 second F/8.0 ISO 800 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.

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JCJ from Troyes, France

what a mix of "architectures".
even pyramids... amazing! why? what's the religion? or what's the signification?...

1 Aug 2011 7:02am

@JCJ: All I can find is this: "In March 1862 when a Union gunboat entered St. Augustine harbor, the mayor quickly surrendered. Two decades after the Civil War, St. Augustine again flourished and the commander of St. Francis Barracks recognized the need to assure the proper care and respectful treatment of the old post cemetery. That same year, Quartermaster Gen. Montgomery Meigs proposed that "...it will only be becoming to put this cemetery, too long neglected and falling lately into decay, into as good condition as the other national cemeteries." The adjutant general concurred, and the post burial grounds were declared a national cemetery.

At this time it was also proposed that a monument be erected to the soldiers who died in the Florida wars. It would be a tall obelisk to stand before the three pyramids[//b], the cost of which would be met by a donation of one day's pay from each soldier stationed at the barracks. A wall of coquina stone was constructed to enclose the cemetery properly. In 1912 and 1913, additional land from the military reservation was added to the cemetery, nearly doubling its size to 1.36 acres."

Mhelene from Paris, France

A very beautiful composition of the photo and interesting !

1 Aug 2011 10:14am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

The "dead centre" of town, looks small, compact, and intimate.

1 Aug 2011 12:14pm

Sandy Weston from Madison, Maine, United States

St. Augustine is such a cute town with all its different architecture! This cemetery has its own interesting tombstones too :) Cool shot!

1 Aug 2011 1:32pm

@Sandy Weston: Thanks, Sandy.

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

Some very unique grave markers in this cemetary Judy! When we hear national cemetary we always think of Arlington! I was unaware that there were 145 other national cemetaries in the US!! ;-)

1 Aug 2011 2:04pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric, and yes, there are many national cemeteries. We have one not far north of us in Bushnell, FL, where (if we're still in FL when Mike goes, he favors).

RBL from Oxford, United States

Nice frame for this tidy well kept cemetary -- great capture.

1 Aug 2011 3:53pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Very nicely pictured. But those 3 pyramids are interesting items to be there in the middle of it all. A sicko humor reaction on my part, but for some reason I thought about Florida and goofy golf, and all that... sorry.

1 Aug 2011 8:57pm

@Viewfinder: I can't find any details on the pyramids here - only what I pasted for JCJ (above). ... Not sure how the "googy golf" relates. (grin)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

i like the pyramids

1 Aug 2011 10:44pm

Suzanne from Naperville, United States

I love old cemeteries and St. Augustine is such a treasure. Did you happen to take the haunted tour? Very cool!!

1 Aug 2011 11:56pm

@Suzanne: Thanks, Suzanne, for your visit. No, we didn't take the haunted tour; we opted for the schooner sail instead ... photos coming.

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

I love the pyramids, one of the things I enjoy doing when I travel is visiting the cemetery, they are as diverse as the places I visit.

2 Aug 2011 1:44am

@Ralph Jones: Thanks, Ralph ... someone asked about the pyramids and I don't know their significance. ... I agree, cemeteries are lovely places to visit.

Georgie from Sherwood Park, Canada

A well cared cemetery! Great capture!

2 Aug 2011 11:51pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

I'm not a fan of cemeteries, but here I like the tree on the right....all protective!

11 Aug 2011 6:32am

@Japanalia: I find them peaceful and reflective places to be...