After our walk on the beach in St. Augustine, we experienced my favorite part of the day!
We toured the historic district by car, wish we would have done it by feet, but Elizabeth was drop dead, nearly asleep in the back seat of the vehicle.
Most of the houses here were fantastic, built near cobblestone streets and infused with elements of architecture that you don’t get much of anymore.
The whole 20 minutes reminded me of how much I love architecture and design. Simply one of my favorite college classes at BYU that I ever took.
In that class, we studied all of the prominent types of architecture showcasing different houses from all over America, and I swear, one by one, I have stumbled upon those American houses we studied. Many of them to be found in Salem, MA, Charleston, SC and Newport Rhode Island and I checked off another this weekend.
The first home in America, so they say, was in this Spanish colony. This is the Gonzalze-Alvaraez home. It has been occupied since the 1600’s.
This is my new favorite door of all times- definitely adding it to my door collection, that may soon become a new photo book.
I simply fell in love with this house. I wish I would have had my real camera. Whaaaa! But really the iPhone gave it the rustic, weather beaten look that I craved.
Turn the corner and look who the neighbors are- they aren’t living to shabby in this classic home.
But then surprise one street over, you get this spanish influenced home.
The whole 20 minutes was a treat for the eyes and thrilled the soul. I have all the more reason to visit St. Augustine, Florida again and there are plenty more historic homes to photograph and behold. I love keeping my options open.