A Walk to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

I would like to show you some paintings from the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philladelphia, Pennsylvania. My husband and I were on a memorable trip last year to different States on the East coast of the U.S.A. As an introduction to the museum, I will share some pictures from the walk to the museum on a sunny Sunday in June.

On our way from the hotel, we looked for a bird singing in a tree, and a man stopped and told us about which bird it was. Then he said:

You can choose to go to church or to the Gates of Hell!

Fountain at Logan Square in Philadelphia

Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Square in Philadelphia

 

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Swann Memorial Fountain at Logan Square

 

A monument for the Civil War on Benjamin Franklin Parkway

A monument for the Civil War on Benjamin Franklin Parkway. “One Country, One Constitution, One Destiny”

To my surprise on our way to the art museum, we passed a Rodin Museum like the one he has in Paris. In the garden was the “Gate of Hell” that the man told us about.

Another time, I would like to go back to see that museum and the Barnes Foundation with lots of Impressionistic paintings.

 

 

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We walked along a straight line from JFK Plaza past Logan Square along The Benjamin Franklin Parkway with the Rodin Museum and Barnes Foundation is to the right of the boulevard. Then appears the Eakins Oval with George Washington equestrian monument and two Fountains in front of the Philladelphia Museum of Art.

George Washington Equestrian Monument in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum

George Washington Equestrian Monument in front of the Philadelphia Art Museum

Fountain at Fairmount Philadelphia with the Art Museum in the background

One of two fountains at Fairmount Philadelphia with the Art Museum in the background

I admit that I was ignorant of the significance of the stairs of the Art Museum as a person made money on taking photos of people on that spot. I had to look up the story about the movie character Rockie played by Sylvester Stallone to understand the connection and how the statue has become an icon of Philly. I forgot to take pictures of his sculpture.

Tourists at the Rocky Steps leading to the Art Museum of Philadelphia

Tourists at the Rocky Steps leading to the Art Museum of Philadelphia

Warriors’ Watch:

Never again will returning troops be ignored- or worse

Members of Warriors' Watch at the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum

Members of Warriors’ Watch at the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum

We met members of the Warriors’ Watch support group doing many things for veterans and their families. They provide unforgettable motorcycle escorts for active military members returning from or deploying to the defence of the U.S.A. Here they backed up women from a local sports club who climbed or run up the famous stairs as a means of exercise. It was a special moment to feel the love from these people even though we were foreigners. 

 

 

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