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Monday, April 16, 2012

Rode my bike to the battery in New York this morning.  Here are some of the scenes I saw from there.

The World Freedom Tower is progressing, already rising above its neighbors.  This photo shows a contrast between the old Manhattan and the new.

Castle Clinton is an old sandstone fort in lower Manhattan built in 1811.  The original structure extended out into the harbor, but in 1850 landfill built the battery around it so it is now part of the island.

This flag flies over Castle Clinton and has fifteen stars and fifteen stripes.  The flag dates to 1795 and has two stars and stripes added to represent the new states of Vermont and Kentucky.  It lasted until 1818 when congress realized that adding a new stripe for every new state would make for a very cumbersome flag, and the design was changed so that every new state would add one star but the stripes would remain at 13 to represent the original colonies.

This same flag is the one that was raised over Fort McHenry in the War of 1812 and during the battle there it inspired Francis Scott Keys to write the Star Spangled Banner.

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