deponti (deponti) wrote,

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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!


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 night...


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 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 they are:

To help dry the laundry:

clothesline sculpture 021009

And then to make it presentable:

iron sculpture 041009


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 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
Tags: cities, photography, sights, st louis, us visit

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