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.

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We also visited a few attractions in San Francisco.

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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.

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Here's the inside.

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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.

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

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Here's Francis again!

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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.

1 Comments:

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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