Sunday, November 7, 2010

Baltimore Adventure #3: Fort McHenry

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Above, Fort McHenry around 9 a.m. in the morning.

This is a statue of Orpheus and it was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the writing of the Star Spangled Banner. A little boy walking to the visitor's center with his family caught sight of Orpheus and started to scream "Its a naked man!Completely naked!" And he burst out laughing.


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Orpheus isn't exactly naked. He does have a leaf covering his private parts...barely. Interestingly, according to park lit, many people think this is a statue of Francis Scott Keys, the author of our National Anthem. Ha! Would Keys have objected?

Below, detail of the stone foundation of the statue, its face, foot and lyre.

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1 comment:

StepVheN said...

its almost pornographic