Sunday, November 30, 2008

St. Francis de Assisi

For Thanksgiving I took the Goddess down to my parents' house in San Mateo for turkey, pie and wine.


We also visited a few attractions in San Francisco.


We explored the "Mision San Francisco de Asis," better known as Mission Dolores. The mission was founded in San Francisco in 1776 and this particular building was erected in 1791.


Here's the inside.


Here's San Francisco's namesake, St. Francis de Assisi. He's known as the patron saint of animals, the environment and Italy. He was a prisoner of war, a beggar, a party animal and all sorts of interesting things.


We explored the old cemetery and then checked out the basilica next door, which has lots of beautiful stained glass windows.


Here's Francis again!


Then we went to the Legion of Honor and saw all sorts of art, including some ancient Egyptian stuff and works by Picasso, Monet and a bunch of other famous fellows. You can't take photos in the museum, so you'll have to just imagine it.


Blogger Indie said...

Couldn't you have used your spy camera and been all surreptitious and Spy-vs-Spy about it?

Saint Francis is one of my favorite saints.

I still want to know what basilica and basilisk have in common.

7:53 AM  

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