Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

Some years ago we were in Philadelphia for our younger daughter’s graduation from art school. Our very nice hotel had golden walls, probably paid for by the not-inexpensive rates they charged, but we did have a grand time and an enormous room that served as a gathering place for the entire clan.

I remember as a child going up the down escalator, not far and not if there were people waiting. but it was fun. Looking down when you’re on a moving escalator is also fun but can be dangerously mesmerizing. Two classic escalator scenes are from “Elf” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duiRmGxeWSQ) and one of Cato in another Pink Panther movie trying to go up the escalator while wearing fake glasses that distort his vision. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find that one.

for Life in Colour: gold

Guest hostess Sofia’s theme this week is “Looking Up/Down.” Let’s look up and down in two different cities, starting by looking up in Chicago (and no, it’s not a photo of the Bean this week, although I was seriously tempted because it’s so photogenic!)

A bit further in the walk near the art museum, look down. What a contrast to what you see when looking up! Chicago and its metropolitan area do a wonderful job of providing green spaces even in the heart of the city and there are a plethora of parks, especially in DuPage county where we lived. (Isn’t “plethora” a great word?”

In Philadelphia, we can calmly look up and down in the same photo…and see the same thing, just in reverse.

That’s it for today. For all of you in the U.S., happy Labor Day. I hope you have some wonderful plans. For the est of you, I hope the same. 🙂

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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for Six Word Saturday 10.17.20

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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