Monday, December 25, 2006

More Street Art

The holiday keeps one busy, and time for photos has been limited. This flag painted on the outside of a building caught my eye. An uninspired post, I know!

On December 25 in 1842 - The first U.S. flag in St. Paul is raised on a pole in front of Richard Mortimer's house. Born in England, Mortimer had served successively in both the British and American armies and been a commissary and quartermaster sergeant at Fort Snelling before settling in upper St. Paul. The flag flies briefly and then is cut down by "some wicked scamp" from the lower—and rival—part of town. (Reference: MNHS:ORG)

15 comments:

  1. "Noël est là,
    Ce joyeux Noël, des cadeaux plein les bras,
    Qui réchauffe nos coeurs et apporte la joie,
    Jour des plus beaux souvenirs,
    Plus beau jour de l'année."
    Washington Irving

    JOYEUX NOEL D'EVRY


    “Christmas is there,
    This Merry Christmas, gifts full arms,
    Who heats our hearts and brings the joy,
    Day of the most beautiful memories,
    More beautiful day of the year."
    Washington Irving

    MERRY CHRISTMAS OF EVRY

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  2. That painter did a find job. Someday I'm going to try my hand at painting a mural on an outside wall. I've been inspired by all the murals you've shown this past year.

    I hope you are eating, drinking and being merry.

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  3. merry christmas kate!!!!
    have a nice day ^.^

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  4. Kate, it matches your day in history, and that works! Thank you for taking time to post on Christmas. Enjoy the time!

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  5. A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours from Hyde.

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  6. Thanks for your many kind comments. And Merry Christmas!

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  7. Wishing you a magical time with your grandkids today (and I never doubted that there'd be some gifts for the little ones;-))) - downsizing or not!

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  8. Fitting story though! Merry Christmas from your friends in Delta.

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  9. Merry Christmas, Buon Natale!

    www.novaradailyphoto.blogspot.com

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  10. I don't think it's uninspired at all. Wall art is always interesting to me.

    Happiest of holidays to you and yours, Kate.

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  11. Kate,
    Merry Christmas from Albuquerque Daily Photo!

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  12. Merry Christmas Kate. :)
    Aloha
    Renee :)

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  13. Merry Christmas Kate !

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