Tuesday, April 08, 2008
A Walk Through Yesteryear
Last Wednesday my mother, sister, and I took advantage of some free time to explore the historic downtown area of a neaby city. While our Florida coastline doesn't hold much in the way of history (our hurricanes have taken care of that!), a few square blocks of our city offer a respite from modern life.
I fell in love with this church the first time I saw it several years ago. Built in 1832, it's the second-oldest church building in Florida and it resides just a few hundred yards from the Bay. Inside, Gothic rafters span the vaulted ceiling:
Simple and lovely.
A fountain in the park across the street:
A few blocks away from the church, this 1825 beauty also has a view of the Bay:
My sister and I relaxing in the Historic District:
Pretty in Pink: