Nobody can travel to Philly without having climbed up the steps of the Museum of Art. That is unthinkable.
I have even had French friends who had asked us about the “steps” when viewing our older vacation pics of Philly( we were already here in 1992). They instantly made the connection with “Rocky”!
Some of you see already what I am talking about; Rocky Balboa running up those museum steps! This place was a natural because you have a million dollar view from up there.
Of course, like Rocky, my husband & I have to do the things the harder way. We did not run it( God no; we would never make it) but just strolled from Broad street up towards the museum. Which is an expedition in itself. Maybe when we will be old and slower, we will just bus it. But while we are younger and can walk, we enjoy doing this.
Like Rock said ” Go the distance!” Well man, this we did:
We start around City Hall, and follow the John F. Kennedy boulevard straight up. You can’t miss the boulevard that is lined with flags of nations from around the world.
At one point, we get further away from the city and the path becomes a nice walking/ jogging area.
Civil war memorial and a sign pointing us on to the museum. I will show you soon why this memorial caught my eye.
The Rodin museum( the most famous one is in Paris). There’s even the Thinker on the outside.
The museum is in view.
The good general Washington.
The Museum of Arts. It apparently was being refurbished at this time.