Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday's Feature - St. George's Day

In England and many other places, people are celebrating St. George's Day, something we don't really do over here in America. St. George is the patron saint of England (among other countries) and his banner was adopted as the English national flag and was incorporated into the British Union Jack.

To learn more about St. George, click here. To learn more about the history of British/English flags, click here.

While we were in London in 2006 (a 10 hour layover on our way to Germany), Johnny, his mom Annette and his step-father Charlie and I stopped by the National Gallery for a quick - much too quick - visit. One of the paintings we saw was Tintoretto's "Saint George and the Dragon", painted inn 1555. It remains one of my favorite paintings by the Old Masters.

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