Spent last weekend in Philly, PA! I have never been, and I thought it was a fantastic city.

Some highlights:

Mutter Museum: Museum of medical oddities (no pictures allowed). Really interesting and a great size if you don’t have a whole lot of time. I started at the Rocky steps (Art Museum) and walked there, which was a beautiful walk. Some of my favorite exhibits included a skeleton of a woman after wearing corsets for her whole life (eek!), an exhibit on skin diseases (so cray), and an exhibit on siamese twins! 

City Hall: Awesome building.

Street Art: I loved how there was so much public art everywhere. Supposedly graffitiing started in Philly, and one way to stop it was to paint large murals on the sides of buildings. There was also a bunch of tile art. I thought it gave the city a lot of personality and spunk.

Reading Terminal Market: So insane! Completely crowded, more food stands and markets than you can imagine. I thought it was vibrant and exciting, although not the best place for a three year old. 

Love park: small, but cute and a great place to eat lunch and see a view of the city!

Independence Hall: history is cool, yo. Liberty bell, the old colonial houses, Benjamin Franklin museum and grave, Betty Ford house, etc etc. 

Eastern State Penitentiary: I just love this shit. I loved how the audio tour was narrated by Steve Buscemi. Al Capone stayed there. It started the original solitary confinement system and was fascinating to see. Apparently they turn it into a haunted house at Halloween, I’d love to go!

A really fun weekend overall! I left thinking “I have to come back sometimes, there is just so much more to see.”

Spent last weekend in Philly, PA! I have never been, and I thought it was a fantastic city.

Some highlights:

Mutter Museum: Museum of medical oddities (no pictures allowed). Really interesting and a great size if you don’t have a whole lot of time. I started at the Rocky steps (Art Museum) and walked there, which was a beautiful walk. Some of my favorite exhibits included a skeleton of a woman after wearing corsets for her whole life (eek!), an exhibit on skin diseases (so cray), and an exhibit on siamese twins! 

City Hall: Awesome building.

Street Art: I loved how there was so much public art everywhere. Supposedly graffitiing started in Philly, and one way to stop it was to paint large murals on the sides of buildings. There was also a bunch of tile art. I thought it gave the city a lot of personality and spunk.

Reading Terminal Market: So insane! Completely crowded, more food stands and markets than you can imagine. I thought it was vibrant and exciting, although not the best place for a three year old. 

Love park: small, but cute and a great place to eat lunch and see a view of the city!

Independence Hall: history is cool, yo. Liberty bell, the old colonial houses, Benjamin Franklin museum and grave, Betty Ford house, etc etc. 

Eastern State Penitentiary: I just love this shit. I loved how the audio tour was narrated by Steve Buscemi. Al Capone stayed there. It started the original solitary confinement system and was fascinating to see. Apparently they turn it into a haunted house at Halloween, I’d love to go!

A really fun weekend overall! I left thinking “I have to come back sometimes, there is just so much more to see.”

Notes:

  1. bluebuba reblogged this from ktalene
  2. ktalene posted this

About:

Following: