Sentry Box at Castillo de San Marcos, St Augustine, Florida

 
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This is one of the three smaller sentry boxes at the Castillo de San Marcos in St Augustine, Florida. The walkway is extremely narrow and a soldier armed with ammo and rifle to get to the box would have been an interesting sight.

Still, it was surprisingly well-sheltered. The coquina-shell block walls were highly resistant to cannon ball damage and the small openings would have been difficult to shoot into from the water.

Again, I've taken the liberty of editing the background slightly to keep the focus on the sentry box itself.

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alandrapal - Sep 29, 2008 01:15 PM EDT
have only just found this one, Vicki. Agreeing with the other comments, very interesting and unique. And if you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have noticed that you hadn't toned down the view thru the opening :)
Guest - Apr 14, 2007 09:40 AM EDT
Thank you, Alan. This was a bit of a challenge as the sun was so bright and washed out the walls and walkway quite a bit. Some wall-top repairs are plastered - as this is, but it throws off the image in the bright sun. And yes, I just noticed one goof on my part - I forgot to tone down the view through the opening. Vicki
Guest - Apr 14, 2007 12:32 AM EDT
Hi Vicki, Wonderful photo that is really fun to view and look around in. I also like what you did to the photo. Perrrrfect!
Guest - Apr 13, 2007 10:40 PM EDT
Thank you Carol.
Guest - Apr 13, 2007 05:05 PM EDT
Beautiful photo and interesting discription. Carol
Guest - Apr 13, 2007 04:48 PM EDT
Thank you Lorraine. I also forgot to mention that the opening is only about 5' 6" tall. I had to duck to get in there! Vicki
Guest - Apr 13, 2007 04:34 PM EDT
An interesting place, I like what you have done with the image its sef also.

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