Thursday, July 28, 2016

"Cool places for convention attendees and guests of the City of Philadelphia to go".

Philadelphia Museums
are air-conditioned


Philadelphia Museum of Art



Rodin Museum
(a personal favorite)
2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway


20th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
(pictured the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial)


701 Arch Street



1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway

118-128 North Broad Street
The building is a Frank Furness design.


Second Bank of the United States
Free
Chestnut St between 4th and 5th
The museum contains portraits of prominent people
in Revolutionary Times.
George Washington's death mask can be found here.
The building itself is also a treasure.
It is a William Strickland design.
Travel around to the back of the building
 and see what I believe to be part of the original cobblestone street




Athenaeum
Library and Museum
Free
219 S. 6th Street
Across from Washington Square
current exhibition
Views of Independence
(I have not seen this exhibit but these are a few things I saw when I was there)

 Plus it is just a beautiful building inside.
The Constitution Center
 525 Arch Street
across Independence Mall from Independence Hall



There are just too many more to mention like The Library Company of Philadelphia, I want to get there myself. The new American Revolutionary Museum opens in 2017, I want to get down there to see that. The Heritage Center at the Union League of Philadelphia, has an amazing collection on Lincoln. The National Museum of American Jewish History has a prime spot just next to Independence Hall. The U.S. Mint is also down there. All the museums have that little something special, stop into any one of them, you will not be disappointed. You don't have the time? Well you are going to have to come back.




Philadelphia has so much to offer.
The Mummers
The Mutter
Cheesesteaks
Soft Pretzels
Tastykakes
Reading Terminal
Kimmel Center
Theater
Chinatown
Franklin Square

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hot Spots in Phiadelphia "Must See"

Welcome to the 2016 Philadelphia Democratic National Convention, Candidates and Delegates,
where Hillary supporters will be raising Kaine.

The fall is really the very best time to tour our Historic City.
You are here at one of the hottest weeks weather wise and perhaps one of the hottest times in history.
We are not trying to trump Cleveland but we have just as much pride in our city and we wish you a safe and successful convention.


Places you must see
"our icons"

Independence Hall
(go inside take the tour, it's free!)


History happened here!
(the original delegates stopped by)


 See if you can spot one of my favorite statues
The Signer
He is very nearby.



Stop in and visit the President's House, it is right there.


Liberty Bell
I am always torn about which symbol has a more powerful significance
our independence or let freedom ring


Carpenter's Hall and the Military Museum


William Penn Statue on top of City Hall

William Penn 
our founder and source of superstition.
You see, it was a gentleman's agreement that no building be taller than this statue.
We were not a skyscraper city.
We have had a few sports championships but it is often believe that if that seal was not broken we would have had many more.
 

William Penn seems to be overshadowed by the tall buildings but he is definitely still in the picture (peeking out in the far right ) and in the hearts and minds of the residents.

The City of Brotherly love and the Sister's are just as affectionate.


Boat House Row


Water Works
(tour inside)
a great restaurant there as well. 



Mural Arts all over the city

Elfreth's Alley


Betsy Ross House


Christ Church
(Washington's private pew is here)

Christ Church burial ground
 (toss a penny on Ben Franklin's grave)


The Rocky Steps
at the Philadelphia Museum of Art are
not as significant historically but popular none the less.


You may want to save this adventure for tomorrow's suggestions.
"Cool places for convention attendees and guests of the city to go".


After you take the climb and step into Rocky's footprints turn around for another spectacular view of the city. Note the stage in the center of the picture.  This is the same location, we were blessed with  Pope Francis when he came for World Meeting of Families in 2015. This time of year, the area is known as "The Oval" with any exciting things happening, join in the fun.


The ever popular Rocky statue is to the left of the base of the steps

 
There used to be a life-size image of Pope Francis at the Independence Visitor's Center just across from Independence Hall and the President's House, if you would like to get a selfie, this weekend I saw Rocky there. You can get tickets to most Philadelphia attractions at the visitor's center plus tickets (free but timed) to Independence Hall.


Rocky is cool but maybe rubbing elbows with the Pope wouldn't have been such a bad idea



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Happening this Week July 25

In case you haven't heard July 25-28 The DNC will be held at Wells Fargo Center but events will also take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

July 26 "Draw Your Big Idea" Free teleclass brought to you by Pennsylvania Conference for Women. Increase Your Productivity with the Secret Power of Visual Note Taking. Register here: classes at 10:00 a.m. PDT 12:00 CDT and 1:00 P.M. EDT.

July 26 Santa visits in July at D+Sea Isle City seaislechamber.com.

July 27 RideDNC a non-political bike ride down Broad Street 6:30 p.m. beginning at Broad and Cheltenham Ave. in Noth Philadelphia and ending at Wells Fargo Center.

July 27 Ridley Park Library is hosting "Read books to Pals for Life Pets. This is to provide reluctant readers Grade 1-5 and opportunity to practice reading to an appreciative audience at 7 p.m. What a great idea! Registration is required. The library is located at 107 E. Ward Street. 610.583.7207.

July 27 - 30 Harlem Globetrotters Basketball Skills Clinics at Wildwood Convention Center in Wildwood. 

July 28 Rep Krueger-Braneky Small Business Breakfast in Aston at Neuman University's Schmidt Multipurpose Room 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Call to register or sign up online 610.534.6880. Entrepreneurs and small business owners can learn about resources available. Free event open to the 161st District.

July 28  Senator Tom Killion will hold a Town Meeting at West Goshen Township Building 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

July 28 Star Wars: The Force Awakens at the Great Plaza at Penn's Landing. 8:30 p.m.

July 28 DNC watch party at The Schmidt's Common 7 - 10 p.m. including a jumbotron, located at 1001 2nd in Philadelphia

July 30 Philly's BBQ Fest at Citizens Bank Park 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

July 30 Festival of Lights Boat Parade 7:30 p.m. in Stone Harbor along the Grand Channel and basins.

July 30 -31 Ultimate beach Frisbee Tournament at Schellenger Avenue wildwoodultimate.com in Wildwood.


July 30 Party on the Parkway Flex and Barnes 

July 30 Moth Night at Hildacy Farm Preserve 7 - 10 p.m. located at 1031 Palmers Mill Road, Media PA. Free event, registration required.

Pokemon Go or Donkeys Around Town. Pick your pleasure.

Now through September 10 "Surfing in Ocean City, 1934 at the Ocean City Historical Museum.





Monday, July 25, 2016

Philadelphia readies for the DNC 2016

Philadelphia readies for the DNC 2016
Photographs from Sunday
Convention Eve


Content may not express my personal opinion, just showing you what is out there.
I like so many are still trying to find hope in this cluster-mess.