Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Francis Scott Key Statue

51 feet in height and costing $860,000, this statue was put up in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park in 1887. The inscription reads...
To Francis Scott Key
Author of the National Song
The Star Spangled Banner
This Mounument is Erected
By
James Lick
of San Francisco California
A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII


Close up statue of Francis Scott Key. Born in 1780 and a district attorney who was best known to have written a poem called the "The Star-Spangled Banner" after witnessing a battle between U.S. and British forces.


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Happy New Year's to All! I want to thank everyone for their support in 2007 by visiting and commenting on my posts. Without you, it would not be worth posting if no one wanted to read what I have to say. So, thank you and looking forward to sharing more photos with you in 2008!

If you made any resolutions in 2007, how did you do? Any resolutions you made in 2008 that you would like to share? My struggle is to always try to be more productive. If only there were more than 24 hours to a day. Again, this year, I vow to be even more productive.

- AV

10 comments:

Oswegan said...

Ha, I'm first!

Happy New Year!

~Oswegan

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

Happy New Year AV! I don't really make resolutions..but I will try to keep up my exercising (since I've taken a month or two off.) and hone my photography skills.

photowannabe said...

I hate to make resolutions because i find them so hard to keep, though I definitely have to loose weight so I can get health insurance. It seems so daunting but i will press on.
Here's wishing you the best 2008 ever and thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments.
Sue

Andrea said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR.

dot said...

I love these pictures and believe it or not my husband says he is related to Francis Scott Key!
My resolution is to read the Bible through in a year but I'm really hoping to do it in 6 months.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Oswegan, you certainly are first and fast.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dana, two very good goals for this year. I would go crazy if I haven't exercised in a few days. Hope you are feeling better.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Sue, good luck on your goal for the year. Take it one step at a time and it'll seem easier.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Hi Andrea, Happy New Year to you too!

AVCR8TEUR said...

Dot, wow that is impressive to be related to someone that famous. It's not easy to read so good luck on your goal.