Saturday, July 31, 2010

Clothespin for a Giant

One of the many random sculptures found around Philly!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Ben Franklin Phanatic

Here is another Phanatic statue. This is one is found outside the Franklin Institute and appears to be of Ben Franklin!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Bushkill Falls

This is Bushkill Falls in the nearby Poconos Mnts. It is a beautiful hike and along the way you see several waterfalls in addition to Bushkill Falls. The trail is man made, with bridges and stairs all along and over the river.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Toynbee Tile

You can see these tile messages in random places around the city. I searched online for more information and it turns out these tiles cropped up around the 80s in various cities in the U.S. and South American capitals (Wikipedia). There are many possible interpretations of the tiles but most agree that the creator is a Philadelphia native.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Penns Landing Boats

View of the historic boats you can visit at Penn's Landing.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

I'm back! (again)

View through a porthole in the USS Olympia.
I have been out of town but I am back!
Thanks for checking back for updates and reading my blog!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Out of Town

I am out of town in Costa Rica! I will continue to update "Scenes from Philadelphia" next week, so please check back on July 25th!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wawa Hoagiefest!

Wawa is a convenience store in this area and they sponsored the 4th of July festivities this year in Philadelphia! During the parade they threw out little stuffed hoagies and this little girl next to me managed to snag one! Kind of cute for a plush sandwich!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Wool Wall

This is the wool wall at Rittenhouse Needlepoint in Rittenhouse Square area. I love the variety of colors in this picture.

Picture taken at Rittenhouse Needlepoint. And they have a blog here!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


On July 8th, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was read publicly for the first time in Philadelphia right outside of Independence Hall. On July 8th, 2010 (and July 8th every year) there is a reenactment of this event!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Liberty Bell Phanatic

Fans of the Phanatic will be happy to see that I found another one of these statues lurking about the city! This guy is in the in the visiters center at the Liberty Bell.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Philly Style Homes

I always think these homes look like a movie set.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

July 4th Band

Army band standing at attention at the 4th of July parade.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Cooling Off

The fountain at Logan Square seemed like a good place for many people to cool off on the 4th of July. I temp was about 99F so I don't blame them! (despite the clear "no swimming" signs!)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

I'm back!

4th of July parade in Philadelphia!
Sorry I have been missing the past week or two! I am now back to my regular schedule of posting daily photos!