St. Augustine Fort Megan Project

These pictures were taken during my Spring Break trip to St. Augustine. Florida. I decided to post this as a religious sight, or place, because although it does not represent a religious group it has a similar function. Castillo de San Marcos was constructed by the Spanish in the late sixteen hundreds and served as an axis mundi (like mountains), built for protection from attacks and served as a way to mark their sacred territory. The fort was only a form of creation, protection, and axis mundi, but it was also used to store equipment and armory, establish order, and assign members of the community a role for protection. Similar to a church, it served as a city hall and united the community easing the Spanish’s mind (they were now protected) and allowed them to store values that are now passed on as a symbol of our past traditions.

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