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Benjamin Franklin or Key Vest | by anadelmann
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Benjamin Franklin or Key Vest

Dedicated to jomak14 my Philadelphia based contact. Have a look at his stream (Very diversified. My favorites are his macros and bokehs).


This is a detail of a nine-foot bronze bust that portrays Benjamin Franklin named Keys To Community by American sculptor James Peniston and sits at the front of Girard Fountain Park in the Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Over two years, the sculptor visited two dozen Philadelphia elementary schools, where he talked about Franklin's activities as a community-builder. He also asked the students to bring in a spare key to be worked into the sculpture, and ultimately collected more than 1,000 keys. The keys, worked into the statue's surface, are meant to represent the role of community organizers, donors and volunteers in making projects around the city possible. (Source: wikipedia - the linked wikipedia page also provides a picture of the bust nearly in its entirety)


Please consider to view it Large and on Black

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Taken on August 23, 2008