Medieval Torture Museum in St. Augustine, Florida

Medieval Torture Museum in St. Augustine, Florida

Governments have long used masks to control their subjects. WARNING:  The images that follow are disturbing.   This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. The Medieval Torture Museum in Saint Augustine, Florida, features an unsettling display of these devices, whose purpose was to subject the wearer public ridicule.  They were typically used to…

Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida

Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida

Florida boasts unique history.  And Saint Augustine’s Castillo de San Marcos reflects much of the originally Spanish colony’s uniqueness.  It is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States.  It has witnessed centuries of political and cultural conflict.  And it was built with a rare seashell-limestone that can alternately absorb and deflect cannonballs. Founded…