Φωτογραφίες

Photographer's Note

The city of St. Augustine was founded and established in 1565 by Don Pedro Menιndez de Avilιs. He began his adventure by sailing from the port of Cαdiz, Spain. On August 28 of that year his expedition first sighted land along the east coast of Florida (the area that is today Cape Canaveral). It was the feast day of Saint Augustine of Hippo, August 28. Menιndez decided to give that saint’s name to his first settlement. He continued sailing north along the coast, eventually coming to the harbor of a native tribe of the Timucuan nation. Some of the Menιndez’s party landed on September 6 with Menιndez himself landing on September 8, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Upon coming ashore, Menιndez was presented a cross to kiss by Father Lσpez de Mendoza Grajales as the hymn Te Deum Laudamus was sung. The celebration of a Mass followed immediately, and thus began the story of the establishment of the oldest permanently occupied European settlement in what is now the United States of America, and, at the same time, the beginnings of what would be the Cathedral Parish

asajernigan έχουν(ει) επιλέξει αυτή τη σημείωση ως χρήσιμη

Photo Information
Viewed: 1690
Points: 2
Discussions
Additional Photos by Paul SL (jpaulmac) (14)
View More Pictures
explore TREKEARTH