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Stainless Steel Planes, Giant Women, and More...

Just outside the

Franklin Institute

near the

Fels Planetarium


fels planetarium


was the

Budd BB1 Pioneer aircraft


Budd BB-1 Pioneer aircraft

One of the few aircraft built of stainless steel, which I would not have thought a great material for an aircraft...but it logged more than a 1000 hours!




The

Logan Circle Fountain

which is also called the Swann Fountain or the Amazon Fountain (it was originally a site for public executions!)

looked really lovely:


sky with fountain

Here's one statue of an Amazon:


amazon fountain

And here's a little boy getting away from the ladies!

jump! 041009

This is the fountain at night:

amazon fountain

This was another fountain that I didn't get the name of...by night...


fountain


One buiding had this little decoration, showing the local sights:


philly details bldg 041009


you can see the tiger in the Zoo, and the development of the American flag!


Philly is known for its murals, and I spotted several beautiful ones:

le meridien mural 041009



tree of life mural


021009 philly mural

that one of the downtown scenery does not contain the Comcast building, which came up later!

whale mural near 30th st station 031009


The details on the

Masonic Temple

were so intricate:


masonic temple pillars 031009


The sculptures captivated me, too.

This one is about the

Holocaust:


holocaust sculpture

This one's of Sylvester Stallone as

Rocky Balboa


me with Rocky Balboa



There is usually a queue to take photographs here!

I enjoyed seeing two sculptures which had to do with laundry! What! you ask...here they are:

To help dry the laundry:

clothesline sculpture 021009

And then to make it presentable:


iron sculpture 041009



The

Welcome House

as part of the interactive "Living in a Box" exhibit was being built the previous evening:

living in a box coming up



And the next day, some artists were painting on the glass walls, drawing some onlookers:

living in a box 021009


The iconic, eponymous sculpture of

Love Park


love park 031009


photographing love in love park 041009


was drawing lots of visitors,

and the pink fountain
041009 love square fountain

and bright pink water

pink water and pump 041009




were very intriguing!






The Cathedral Basilica of the Saints Peter and Paul (er, not Mary!) merits a post to itself; I must thank Madhu for taking me there..in fact, Madhu did an amazing job of spending a LOT of her precious weekend with me, walking around.

Let me close with this touch of humour:


drive carephilly
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