Posted by: danielfee | April 21, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Up #2 04-21-2013

Looking Up - St. Augustine Lighthouse

Looking Up – St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum - Florida

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum – Florida

Here is a second entry for this week’s photo challenge “Up”. The first photo is looking up at the spiral stair case to the top of the lighthouse and the second is of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum. Yes, you can climb to the top and of course I had to do it. St. Augustine was the site of the first lighthouse established in Florida by the new territorial American Government in 1824. According to some archival records and maps, this “official” American lighthouse was placed on the site of an earlier watchtower built by the Spanish as early as the late 16th century. In 1994 the Lighthouse Museum of St. Augustine opened full time to the public and it is still an active lighthouse.

 

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  2. Oooohhh.. I like the staircase photo! Definatly UP.
    I entered for the first time this week. I couldn’t resist the word UP.
    Best of luck to you .
    Cheers,
    Jennifer

  3. I love the little house — the museum — next door.

  4. A place I would have to appreciate from down below, looks like hundreds of stairs to the top! Lovely photo!

    • It wasn’t that many step and the view was great from the top.


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