on the road again…| florida | st. augustine

Last June, I spent some time in St. Augustine, Florida. Here are a few of my favorite shots…

I did not go in. Wax figures give me the creeps.
The statue’s inscription read: “The Discoverer of Florida Juan Ponce de Leon landed near this spot 1513”
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument

The most Florida street names to ever happen.
Fuente de los Caños de San Francisco

Guarding the gates to Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Fun fact: in ancient Greek sculpture (and in modern reproductions made to honor the work of the ancient Greeks) a small penis was representative of ideal masculinity. “Greeks associated small and non-erect penises with moderation, which was one of the key virtues that formed their view of ideal masculinity,” explains classics professor Andrew Lear, who has taught at Harvard, Columbia and NYU and runs tours focused on gay history. “There is the contrast between the small, non-erect penises of ideal men (heroes, gods, nude athletes etc) and the over-size, erect penises of Satyrs (mythic half-goat-men, who are drunkards and wildly lustful) and various non-ideal men. Decrepit, elderly men, for instance, often have large penises.” The more you know… (*cue shooting star*)
Of course, I went inside. It was 8 bazillion degrees out!
Mike the Headless Chicken
Beauregard the 6-legged steer
I believe it’s illegal to be in the presence of Zoltar and not ask for your fortune.

Capped off my time in St. Augustine w/ a long walk on the beach at sunset…

 

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