This fountain is located outside the St. Augustine Visitor Center near the Old Spanish Trail marker featured in last week’s Foto Friday.
Did you know that St. Augustine has a sister city in Spain? It is Aviles, the birthplace of Pedro Menendez, founder of St. Augustine in 1565. Throughout the twentieth century, the two cities have maintained close ties and exchanged gifts. The masks on this fountain were presented to St. Augustine in 2005 by the City of Aviles. They are reproductions of the 6 faces that serve as water spouts for the municipal fountain in the San Francisco neighborhood of Aviles.