Philadelphia: Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is one of the largest art museum in the US and is certainly a world class one at that. The main museum building with it’s imposing facade was built about 80 years ago. They have a few other buildings, including the Rodin Museum that collective is known as the Art Museums.

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The Philadelphia Museum of Art is perhaps best known for the wide steps leading to the front entrance. This is where one of the most stirring musical score was shot on the 1970s movie Rocky. I bet if there is one image you remember from the movie is where Rocky raced to the top of the stairs in one of the more triumphant pose ever.

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The Art Museum put up a statue of Rocky Balboa at the foot of the stairs. Needless to say, there were hoards of tourists coming here to take the pictures of the statue.

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And of course, a lot of goofy tourists also had the obligatory picture taken at the top of the stairs in boxing poses.

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Contrast Suanne’s pose with the real clip above.

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The view from the Art Museum is one of the most beautiful view of any city. It looks directly down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway right into downtown.

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When we were there, it was “pay what you wish” day. Normally it would have costs $14 per person. We dropped $10 for the both of us.

There were also performances inside the museum. We did not quite like it but took the opportunity to just take a seat on the steps like everyone else. There is a serious lack of seats in this huge museum.

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Well, Suanne fell fast asleep. When the show was over, everyone got up and Suanne continued sleeping. Gosh I could never sleep like that. So, I did not stir her up and left her to sleep for a few more minutes. He he he … people were walking up and down the steps and was wondering what this lady is doing sleeping right in the middle of the busy steps. Suanne got mad with me for not waking her up. I admit … I am wicked but she was so cute sleeping right in the middle of the busy central stairways.

Alright … boring pictures of the art works if you click “read more” below:

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Wow! It takes great skills to sleep like that. She needs strong coffee, very strong, not the milky tasty kind.

  2. I would have done something simliar (Rocky pose, take that picture). However, I can’t help myself to ask… Did you have a hidden agenda before the trip? This is at least the third instance (Lancaster Amish lunch, the penitentiary and now this) where you gave Suanne a good reason for killing you!

  3. Hehehe great pic of Suanne! I wish I could sleep as well as she does!

  4. Thanks for another interesting tour and I had just skipped past Philadelphia. Can’t wait for your next city and more fun with Suanne.

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