I was in awe of all the major historical events that happened there, and the architecture is fantastic. I love looking at those old brick buildings on the East Coast.
Here are some of the photos of the awesomeness that is Philly:
|Bust of Ben Franklin- made of keys!|
|Graveyard where Ben Franklin is buried.|
It was really cool to go and visit the house where Betsy Ross created the first flag of the United States- she was a feisty lady who was ahead of her time. She didn't retire from her work until she was 76- and then only because her eyesight was too bad to continue. This is the house that she lived in until she retired to her daughter's farm:
|replica of the first flag design|
I also got to sneak a peek of the amazing architecture of City Hall, as well as the famed Liberty Bell:
and the Eternal Flame monument:
There was also the awesomely amazing food market in Reading (pronounced "redding"- go figure) where I had the BEST cheesesteak sandwich ever- although it was tough to choose from all the different stands offering them....
and then climbed the famous steps up and in to the Museum, where we saw some incredible art- this museum has some amazing pieces in its permanent collection.
Speaking of art- we also walked through "Love Park" which was the site of the first Robert Indiana "Love" sculpture:
I was bummed that the famous Barnes Collection was not on view- it opened in its new location a few days after I was gone, darn it! That just gives me an excellent excuse to go back, and I definitely plan on it.
I'll be posting photos of the Plush Team's retreat soon- just gotta weed through them all to find the good ones. Have a great week everyone!