…is one of the best words to hear in this town.
When the whole reenacting community comes out over the course of a weekend to play with fire, sell homemade wares and camp out, life is awesome. Especially from the viewpoint of a pirate. I get to watch them have all the fun and I get to relax while they sweat and work their butts off. What can I say? I’m an opportunist.
As for “fuego”, that’s the Spanish command to fire. So, hearing that word means something’s about to go boom. And, If I’m lucky, I’ll get a shot like this more than once (which I did this past weekend!)
This is the pretty, shiny and oh-so-gawk-worthy shot of a dozen soldados firing directly at the Government House as a tribute to the 1740 Siege. More importantly, the fact that St. Augustine survived the siege. That part is what merits the big to-do.
Taken without a flash at 8:45pm, I was impressed at just how clear this picture came out. Usually, flash-shots look more like a beer-goggle vantage point. Happily, this one was the cream of the crop for the night’s events.
So, enjoy gawking!