Weekly Photo Challenge: Circle

“Selfie” mirror at the St. Augustine lighthouse You can see more images of a wide variety of circles or you can join the challenge here.

Luminous and Ornate: The St. Photios Shrine

Located in St. Augustine, Florida, the Saint Photios Greek Orthodox National Shrine is a memorial to the first Greek settlers on the American continent.  This photo shows the fresco behind the altar which depicts the Virgin Mary and is entitled Mother of God – More Spacious Than the Heavens. The first Greeks in America came as…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Fire/Summer

Sunset fire on the beach at St. Augustine, Florida To join Cee’s challenge or view other images of fire or summer, see ceenphotography.com/2014/07/22/cees-fun-foto-challenge-fire-or-season-of-summer/

Travel Theme: Through

Looking through all that remains of one of the old gates of St. Augustine, Florida. Founded in 1565, the city of St. Augustine is the oldest continually-occupied European-established settlement in the continental United States.  It served as the capital of Spanish Florida for 200 years. Once through the gates and inside the old town, visitors…

A Word A Week Photo Challenge: Mistake

A photo that seems okay when we take it but proves to have a problem when we view it later.  That’s the challenge this week from A Word in Your Ear.  This photo, taken in an older section of St. Augustine, Florida, was meant to be of a lovely courtyard flanked on the left by…

Monthly Peace Challenge: Quote This

Quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson This month’s peace challenge, hosted by Bloggers for Peace and everydaygurus, is to post a quotation to facilitate peace in the world.  I have chosen three quotes, all from Ralph Waldo Emerson, the American essayist, lecturer, poet, ordained minister, and abolitionist who became the central figure in the philosophical movement…