A friend visited us from out of town, who hadn't been in Philadelphia since childhood visits with her grandmother. We wanted to amble, take some photos, and do it on the cheap. Started walking north on the Schuykill River Walk, over to look at the Waterworks, then over to the newly opened Perelman Building, new wing of the Phila. Museum of Fine Arts. Stieglitz photographs, textile arts, and the art deco features of the building were the highlights. (free admission for the next year)
The benefit of the cloudy, cool skies, were soft light. Looked in on the Rodin Museum, (donation only) the Swann Fountain. After a great Malay lunch for $14 at Penang, we looked at the Marble and Carvings on the Old Federal Reserve Building, the Walnut Theatre, and went in a bunch of antique shops on Antique Row on Pine St.
Then we visited a mural I painted several years ago, where my gracious client offered us tea and muffins. (click to see larger view)
Descriptions of some of the images.
Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary//Gluckman Mayner Architects
door detail/ designed by Lee Oskar Lawrie
architects Paul Cret and Jacques Gréber
detail Gates of Hell
detail Burghers of Calais
Swann Fountain, Logan Circle
Alexander Stirling Calder
planter with ivy, Pine Street
capitol, Walnut Theater
ornament, Sheridan Building
ornament, Old Federal Reserve Building