Shining City on the Sea
The USS Ronald Reagan is a monument to the ingenuity of shipbuilders from the Phoenicians, to the Vikings, to the Americans, and to Ronald Reagan's dream of a shining city on a hill.
On Wednesday, 4 January 2006, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan departed from the Naval Air Station North Island at Coronado, California on its maiden deployment. According to NBC News San Diego, the majority of the sailors on board have never deployed and, in fact, it will be the executive officer’s first deployment as a commanding officer.
The oil painting of the USS Ronald Reagan is on display at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California, where President Reagan is buried. This ship is a magnificent tribute to a great leader and defender of freedom for mankind. The aircraft portrayed seem to be the Navy's FA-18 Hornet.
Blogged May 2005, at Neddy's World. Since then, this "picture of a picture" has reached 400 views on Flickr, proving something or other about my photography. As of December 2006, there are over 1000 views of this photograph. Today, 4 April 2007, I see that the Ronald Reagan is #475 in Explore and has almost 2000 views. As of 28 February 2008, this picture of a painting has reached more than 5500 views at Flickr. Go figure.
As of September 2008, we are counting down to the 10,000 mark, which will be quite an achieivement for a photograph on Flickr that has NO nudity. As of July 2011, we have passed 15,000 VIEWS.