Sunday, May 29, 2011

Photo 365 - Day 262 (Saint Jerome)

Day 262 (March 22nd, 2011)
Title: Saint Jerome

We recently visited the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, which is a wonderful museum by the way, for Theresa's birthday and while walking around I found a few new "friends". 

This first one is Saint Jerome, by Diego de Siloe (c. 1560), carved out of walnut.   Here is a bit more info on him (ala Wikipedia), if you are interested.  

As a bonus, while we were visiting they had on exhibit an original 1217 copy of the Magna Carta. This document literally changed the world in ways that could never have been imagined.  If you have the chance to see it, do it!  It's worth the price of admission alone (as well as the Roman Mosaic in Gallery 4, right behind the Magna Carta). 

I could go on for a while about all the great things to see there, so I will instead just say: Take a day off and go there! 


(Ps: Yes, I do get the irony of following up yesterday's "Cheezeballs" photo with this one is a bit... well... me actually).  

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