Philly also has some extraordinary murals on buildings around town. Here is one that is a mosaic with the hidden "modern art" I found.
It was restaurant week in Philly while I was there (deja vu all over again--the last time I was there it was restaurant week).
This time we went to a little Italian restaurant not far from Joseph and Megan's apartment. Here is a photo of it in the lights of the night.
It reminds me of a couple of paintings I like.
|Night Cafe by Vincent van Gogh|
|Nighthawks by Edward Hopper|
Wednesday, Joseph and I went to the Muetter Medical Museum--kinda creepy--but interesting because our South Carolinian grandfathers, uncles, etc. came up to Philadelphia for medical school before the Civil War. Joseph is the first to come back for post-graduate training since the war. (He is a third year law student at the University of Pennsylvania. Equal time to Megan who will finish her Masters at Temple this year.)
We went to Chinatown for lunch--noodles. Since living in Okinawa, Japan, I love to see a torii.
And finally, I'll end with sculptures of Benjamin Franklin--Mr. Philadelphia. He is seen in everything from a toga to scrap metal.
There is also a fabulous art museum in Philly, The Philadelphia Museum of Art. We went there on my last visit, and I'm sure I'll go again in May when we all descent on Philly for two graduations.