Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Blog #300!! FScott and Kate

One of my "main men" and me. Notice the little smile on his face?!

"All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath."
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Undated Letter

Artist: Micheal Price
Media: Bronze with warm brown petina on red granite base
Location: Rice Park, 5th and Market Streets

"This sculpture was created in 1996, in honor of the 100th birthday celebration of the writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald was a Saint Paul resident. Project patron Garrison Keillor said, "'This sculpture was conceived as a figure in the midst of things, a figure you walk up to and talk to. [or hug!] Fitzgerald was not a general, or a statesman, or a mythological creature; he was a writer, and a writer encounters his public one by one, as readers. The magnificence of this piece is in its humanity, and will be more evident close up than from a distance.'" [and I took that suggestion literally]

The sculpture is a gift to the city from The Saint Paul Foundation.(Ref. St. Paul Parks and Recreation)

40 comments:

  1. FELICITATION, tu es en tres bonne compagnie pour feter ton 300th posts.
    Champagne pour tous le monde.
    Le plus dur maintenant, continuer et faire encore mieux ;o).
    Bravo et bonne journee du 300th post

    CONGRATULATION, you are in very good company to celebrate your 300th posts. Champagne for all the world. Hardest now, to still better continue and do ;O). Cheer and good day of the 300th post

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  2. Congrats for your 300th post! You look very happy in this picture, as happy as your "main" man looks ;-)
    Keep posting pictures like this! I love it!
    Maraï from Brisbane
    http://brisbane-dailyphoto.blogspot.com/

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  3. Congratulations on your 300th post Kate! And many more to come :)

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  4. Oh, to be FSF....

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  5. Nice to know there are statues you are allowed to hug.

    Well done on #300

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  6. nice to see there is a statue you can actually hug.

    well done on reaching 300

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  7. Yes, first congratulations to your 300th post!!

    ... a nice an interesting one! So I learnt that the author of The Great Gatsby was born in St.Paul! A great author (and drinker)!!

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  8. Happy 300th Kate!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for letting me know about your photo blog on Mazatlan. Have had a quick look and can't wait to see more. Any particular reason you chose to visit this place?

    I'm really excited to experience Mexico, but I've no idea where to start - I may well take you up on your offer of emailing you for more info. Very kind of you :o)

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  9. You both seem to be enjoying the moment. I like this informal picture. Nice. Very nice.

    300 posts. A miracle. I won't make it that far. I just finished 100.

    Abraham Lincoln
    Just a Lily today, plus a shaft of sunshine on my oak tree. A blessing for a bountiful crop — I hope.
    Brookville Daily Photo

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  10. Feliz Tres Cientos!

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  11. That's a great way to celebrate your 300th post well done.

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  12. That one's a lovely shot & a very nice 300th post...Congrats & Cheers!

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  13. Great pic, Kate! Reminds me a bit of the Bob Newhart one in Chicago, where the doctor is always "in."

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  14. I see you know to choose your companions, very handsome men! Bravo for your 300th post, I'm waiting for 300 others!

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  15. Lucky F. Scott, to feel your warmth and cheer. And lucky us blog-readers who also get to feel that warmth and cheer.

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  16. Congratulation! and I wonder if I could manage such a BIG successed like you

    You both looks so VERY happy and he is a bit shy caused you hugs him ;o)

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  17. Congratulations on 300 posts Kate! I like interactive statue shots, and it is fun to see you on the other side of the lens!

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  18. Oh Kate, this is just wonderful! Thankyou. Scott Fitzgerald (OF COURSE( is one of my favourite writers. Such a writer, eh? Lucky you giving him a hug!

    And of course many many congratulations on your 300th post. Your posts are always so interesting and so beautiful - somehow your sharp and interesting and knowledgeable mind always comes across - and this one is a total and utter treasure.

    I love this statue - love his smile and seeing him so relaxed and it's good to see you looking so chuffed with yourself! Well deserved chuff, I say.

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  19. denton11:17 AM

    Congratulations on 300 post ... If I were to come to Saint Paul the second person I would want to see is Garrison Keillor. We very much enjoy his weekly radio show ... As a fellow photo blogger the first person to meet would be you of course ... Looking forward to your 3,000th photo in a few years.

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  20. looks like you might help him off with his jacket, make him more comfortable -- congrats on the big 300.

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  21. CONGRATULATIONS FOR THE 300th!!
    ENHORABUENA KATE!!
    You look gorgeous with your bronze man ;)

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  22. Oh, Kate! You just can't keep your hands off handsome men (your hubby included!). Hope Zelda is not the jealous type ;-)
    Nice company to celebrate your 300th! Congratulations!

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  23. Happy 300th Post!!! Yaaay, Kate!!!

    I have an affinity for F Scott - my first high school research paper was on The Great Gatsby.

    Onward to 365!

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  24. You have really posted 300 times? WOW, I'm still a raw beginner by those standards! I've got a long way to go to even reach 100!
    Thanks for commenting on my blog, it's good to hear from you. F.Scott looks very happy to have a hug, perhaps he doesn't get many these days.

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  25. I had no idea that Fitzgerald was a St. Paul resident! That's really quite interesting. I think it's wonderful how the CDP gets you to look around where you live and really "see" it.

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  26. He is enjoying that hug, isn't he!

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  27. Belated congratulations on the 300th post!

    We all look forward to 300 more.

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  28. (Belated) congratulations on your 300th post Kate - I can't think of a better man to share it with!

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  29. I'm so sorry to be in late :-( CONGRATULATION Kate nd thank you to share with us this photo that shows two so worthy persons !!!!

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  30. Congratulations Kate on this big milestone! For 300 days you've made more than Mr. Fitzgerald smile!

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  31. Congrats. I feel happy that you still endure after all. I wish you all the best.

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  32. Congratulations for your 300th post. A lovely shot. You're in great company.

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  33. Congratulations to your 300th post! It's a great milestone!
    You look very happy in this photo!

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  34. santy7:12 PM

    congrats, kate!! we're waiting for more :)

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  35. Happy 300th!

    More more more! :-)

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  36. Congratulations on hitting your 300th post.

    Love the shot of you and Mr. Fitzgerald.

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  37. Congratulations on this accomplishment, Kate! You are a good blogging friend who supports others and you also have very interesting posts. I love this photo, it really cracks me up! It's perfect for this special milestone. :)

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  38. Happy Belated 300th! I'm so far behind on commenting on blogs, but i love to visit all of you and see what you've been up too!

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  39. Congratulations on your 300 post ... You look great with Mr. Fitzgerald! Cheers.

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  40. Just found you, via your photo in Doorways Around the World blog.

    And you too are a "Lady Of A Certain Age" I see. ,-) We Nana's do enjoy our picture taking, hu?

    I have a blog of photos around my city too, but so far, have not named the city. I have a very worried-about-such family. -sigh- Maybe someday... I'll *be allowed* to name it. Or just decide on my own, to do so. ,-)

    Mari-Nanci

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