Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. ~Paul Gauguin

Mural in Philadelphia

Since we’re still on yellow for Jude this week, I’m going to use this one. After all, it’s Lent, although maybe that means I should post it on Friday. 🙂 If you go to Reading Terminal Market (and that would be pronounced “Reding” not like reading a book) in downtown Philadelphia, you might stop at John Yi’s market for some fresh fish. There’s a lot more to see at the Market as well but try to avoid the weekends when you might have difficulty pushing through and lines are everywhere.

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Ah, the dangers of scheduling before I have the post finished. I meant to include a few details about this dome, which you might be pardoned for believing was in a European church. However, it’s in the Anthropologie store in Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. But imagine this in your home! It was in a home.

Anthropologie’s store on Rittenhouse Square was originally the Fell-Van Rensselaer House. Sarah Drexel Fell (yes, of that Drexel Family) was widowed and then married Alexander Van Rensselaer. The house was completed in 1898. The original Tiffany dome and a ceiling with portraits of Italian Dodges, as well as fireplaces and some details remain.

Sam Brandolini

The rest of the store is very elegant as well.

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Wanamaker Grand Court Organ, Philadelphia

In basketball, a triple double occurs when a player gets a total of 10 or more in each of three statistical categories (usually points, assists, and rebounds) in one game. Simone Biles completed a triple-twisting double back flip in the floor exercise and a double-double dismount on the balance beam, both of which I can barely imagine, let alone think of doing. However, in this post, I score a triple double double with my Philadelphia doors. I’ll take it. Are those all 10’s I see?

Let’s lead off with the triple. Notice the bench in case you want to just sit and stare at the doors or if Coach Norm benches you for some door infraction. ( Don’t worry, he’s one of those who let’s everyone play.)

Now for a rather unusual double! Someone threw everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that as well, at this house.

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Philadelphia, city of brotherly love, is the location of our virtual doorscursion. Here in Arizona, I’m excited because we have visitors through the weekend, our older daughter and her husband. We are socially distancing and no hugging, but it’s fun to have company in our new house.

The houses/buildings with these doors aren’t new, but they and their surroundings have the details we all enjoy so much. So enjoy away and happy Thursday!

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There really isn’t anything else that can share door space with this small but mighty example of a hobbit’s Christmas in Philadelphia, so it, like the cheese, will stand alone.

for Thursday Doors

As one of America’s oldest cities, Philadelphia is a repository of doors. The problem isn’t finding attractive doors, but in walking anywhere in a decent amount of time because of all the doors there are to photograph along the way. However, these three doors aren’t the usual doors of row houses or stately buildings. These doors are strictly “now.” And they’re very power-full.

The door here is on the other side, but I thought you’d forgive me for that.

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