• I would put my bed here as long as there was an air conditioner..and then have a nice little (high quality) telescope to watch stars, tourists, and to look out to sea-which you could see over the top of the buildings..
  • I would put my wife's bed here..nearby..and then attach a rope on the ledge..and swing by when she needed to tell me something....:}..just kidding..especially if she sees this...
  • This area I would use to display all of my 24x34 size "museum mounted" prints..with maybe one 60x90
  • I would use underground storage for my camera and equipment..and a "bat-entrance" for my motorcycle.it would have a tunnel that led out to the beach (which you can drive on by the way!)
  • THE MILKY WAY here for you - Angel_A777 sky inlove
  • Angel..I think I see you there in that Milky Way!
  • yes,. ;-) Am more into sky than on Earth...sacred blessed, see You,.yes - Angel_A777 sky inlove

Lightner Museum Saint Augustine, Fl

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The Lightner Museum used to be a Hotel and includes one of the first and largest underground/indoor pools that was used for years by the guest (spring fed I believe..thought to have recuperative qualities), but is now cemented over and used for a gallery. It also has a nice little restaurant in the basement and is a very cool (as in not hot) place to hide out in the hot summer months when walking around. In the Spanish Renaissance style and a companion to Flagler College (formerly a hotel) and the Casa Monica Hotel next door. Built by Henry Flagler, the railroad baron, to accommodate high rolling guests, before Florida had been completely modernized to the south. Still in Christmas lighting, which I wish they would keep all year round.

Note to America (An Angelic Prospectus) {James Watkins}

He’s listened to you long enough,
Let you have your say-
Hunkered down in dreary towns,
Free-falling in the fray.

Some things don’t matter any more-
It’s plain enough to see,
Some things are very simple,
They happen….naturally.

Independence indigence,
Insurrection-on-
Spiritual insanity,
Delusion on the throne.

Continental congress,
Covenant complete-
Freedom found
From captive crown,
Taxation by defeat.

Won in war by warrior
Bowed behind the scene,
Governmental grannies
Gassed and running lean.

Sequential celebration
Leaning to the right,
Took the town
To middle ground
Then sweetened up the fight.

Promise within promises,
Permanence in peace,
Stolen blind
By kindred minds
In national retreat.

God is gone,
Like Gustov’s ghost
On graduated ground-
Ridden rampant on a rail,
Run right out of town.

Religion’s rotting refuse,
Educated zeal,
Baby and bathwater,
Thrown out
By window seal.

Agreement by convenience,
The triad is complete-
The church, the crown,
The golden ground,
Professionals at least.

Garish, gloating, gatherings,
Temperamental tasks-
Tarnished targets
Tempting time with
Brutal baby blasts.

Fallen fronts,
Forensic flash,
Fine and faker fast-
Foul and festering
Filthy freight,
Fleeing from the past.

Happy hoppy horn toad,
Captain of the world-
No feral fear,
Calm crystal queer-
Call every boy and girl.

Mother’s mayhem
Adam’s aunt,
Gone completely mad-
Tried-on,
Tricked-up trousers
Tenderized a tad.

Evening ever-afters,
Happy once again-
Haunted house,
Forget the mouse,
“Egad”
The men are dead.

Lovely Lucys laughing,
Controlling interest lair,
The lion is dead,
So go to bed-
Don’t bother with the bear.

Fashion fledgling,
Faded farce,
Fractured flaky foe-
Disneyed duckling
Drawn and daft,
Domesticated woe.

Fricasseed and
Freezer freed,
Stolen by the mole-
Galloping,
The gourmet ran
Grimly to the goal.

Down and distance
Delicate,
Don’t do the
Dirty Dan.
Playmate pawns
Now petrified,
Passed on by
Peter Pan.

Willful,
Wicked wonders-
Empty and petite-
Cover blown,
Refused by phone-
Destined for defeat.

Sayonara Sonya-
Cronkite caught a cold-
While Willy Wonka
Whacked a weed,
Then headed down
The road.

Christ like crucifixions,
Criminal and crass,
Crippled captains
Carcassed cold,
Middle-eastern mass.

Choose to tremble,
Choose to cheat,
Choose whom you will serve-
Choose to conquer,
Or..Choose defeat-
The quintessential blurb.

Honing hackers
Headed home,
Hackensackin fools,
Round and round
To tumble down-
With detrimental tools.

Hemispheric hovering-
Contract incomplete-
Pioneered truth
By blazered brute,
Confused by
Quiet elite.

It’s given best,
To those who rest,
In reverential form.
With wealth well cast
To traveler who’s sheltered
From the storm.

Retreat is not an option-
At long last life is spent-
Though living in
And impact zone
Is hardly worth the rent.

Revolution ready-
Armed and graveled green-
No average addled army,
To slay this brazen queen.

Unseen worded Warrior-
Wondrous to behold-
Breastplate bronzed
And burnished-
Countenance so bold.

Dispatched in dog-ged duty,
Determined and complete-
To fight with fire and fury,
Till victory’s at his feet!

James Watkins 10-05

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    That would be part of "Nights of Lights" in St. Augustine. My hometown

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