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Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Tiny Glimpse of Philly

The Franklin Institute at 20th and the Ben Frankly Parkway, the museum the kids and I went to see the Pirates exhibit at.

The front steps to the Franklin Institute. I could hardly believe the audacity of those people walking up the really cool treasure map or standing there with their stroller while I was trying to take a picture. Rude.


The Aero Memorial across the street from the Franklin Institute. It's a part of the immense Philadelphia Arts program and honors World War I Aviators.

Also across the street from the Institute in Logan Square is this bench. Does it look familiar? Did you see the movie National Treasure? (If you haven't you really should!) This is the bench Riley sat on while the little boy copied down certain characters from the Silence Dogood letters on display within the museum. Yeah! That very bench!

The Franklin Institute Foucault Pendulum as seen from the top floor. The wire is 85 feet long and you can't see them, but the bob swings back and forth, knocking down pins with each pass.

The Cathedral-Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul, built in 1846.

Check out the hitching posts all along of each side of this narrow street.

As the title says, this is just a tiny glimpse of a great city. One city block's worth. And looking at the pictures just makes me want to go back for more.

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