Saturday, March 3, 2012

PENSACOLA

Pensacola, Florida has an impressive history, being the first European settlement in the continental United States, founded by the Spanish in 1559.
Over the course of its history, Pensacola has been ruled by the British, the Spanish, the French, the Confederacy, and the USA, earning the nickname of 'City of Five Flags'.






El mapa espa├▒ol viejo de 1595 de Penzacola,Florida.

Five Flag Pelican sculpture.
The charming downtown area offers art galleries, restaurants, and cultural venues. Take a self-guided tour up Palafox Street beginning at Wright Street heading down to the water to view a wide variety of Spanish Renaissance and Mediterranean-style architecture. Stop at Plaza Ferdinand, at National Historic Landmark, to view the commemorative statue of Andrew Jackson who, at this very spot, accepted Florida into the Union in 1821. 


Pensacola from Pensacola Bay.





Pensacola Yacht Club
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Above: Seville Marina



Below: Fish House and Atlas Restaurants in background




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Pensacola’s tribute to the Confederacy is located in Lee Square, at the junction of North Palafox, Gadsden St.,and Jackson St. The 30' granite obelisk was dedicated in 1891.


















St.Michael's R.C. Church






Crowne Plaza Hotel, the tallest building in Pensacola





built over old railway station





























Escambia County Courthouse left, bank on right.









Plaza Ferdinand























Andrew Jackson served as Florida's first governor, residing at the capital of Pensacola. In 1824, to determine a location for a new capital, riders on horseback were sent on the Old Spanish Trail from the territory's two main cities, east from Pensacola and west from Saint Augustine. The riders met at the Indian village of Tallahassee, which became the new territorial capital city.



























Above: Wentworth Museum on east side of Ferdinand Plaza.






Above: Pensacola Cultural Center










































































 











Saenger Theater
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