St. Augustine Impressions
Photography by Robb Helfrick
Robb Helfrick brings us a photographic portfolio of the oldest permanent European settlement in North America and the alluring city it has become today. Spaniards first settled here on the north coast of Atlantic Florida in 1565, and for centuries after the fortressed city of St. Augustine was a focal point of wars between cultures and equally challenging engagements between people and the tropical environment. By the end of the 19th century, St. Augustine was also a tourist destination, adding another layer of architectural style to the dramatic visual history that abounds in the city today.