Wednesday, August 12, 2009

A Nice Day in Philadelphia



I took these pictures last Friday. Do you recognize the lamps in the bottom picture?(Hint=yesterday's B&W photo) This is the restaurant where I had lunch and took the picture of the battleship from my table. The middle picture is the top of the Seaport museum which I haven't been to yet. The top picture is a cool old ship that has been turned into a restaurant. I'll post more pictures of it at another time.


16 comments:

m_m said...

:) These lamps are very original:)

Sunny said...

Your posts are so interesting and your pictures are wonderful.
Sunny :)

Vogon Poet said...

I admit that I didn't recognize the lamps, I was distracted by Big J. Three beautiful photos, very different and... with a future. Why all those Gauguins advertising the restaurant? Tahitian lore?

Cezar and Léia said...

It seems it was indeed a nice day in Philadelphia, so tell the pictures.
God bless you!
Cezar

cieldequimper said...

Isn't that a bit of Gauguin right at the top? Oh sorry, I see Mr VP has been there before me! Great photos! I've only seen Philadelphia from a distance on a train ride from DC to NYC, I think I'll have to stop there sometime!

Jacob said...

Excellent, James. I'm seeing Philadelphia from a whole new perspective! Thanks!

Thom said...

I would have never recognized that. Again, thank you for sharing. Philadelphia has got some wonderful places to visit and it is so nice to see them from you. It's just wonderful :)

Donna Marie said...

Hey James! Thanks for the compliments! If ever you are over in Philadelphia at Penns Landing, hop on the ferry boat ($6.00 round trip.) over to Camden's waterfront. There you can tour the battleship for $18. There is the Aquarium for $25 and the Children's Garden. Close by is The Walt Whitman House and a small historic area of downtown Camden.

If you decide to drive over and take Walt Whitman Bridge, you can visit Walt Whitman's grave site, Cooper River Park (one of my favs) Also, in Camden is the Pomona House. (Rich History dating back to the early 1800's)

James, there are lots of interesting places to visit on this side of the bridge...

Always a pleasure,
Donna Marie

Donna Marie said...

James,

Awesome pics!!!! :) The Moshulu looks awesome! I must go visit!

xoxoxox
Donna Marie

Sylvia K said...

What marvelous shots, James! Again! Love the lamps and the ship-turned-restaurant! Really interesting looking places.

Enjoy,

Sylvia

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup les peintures, surtout celle du garçon ;)

arabesque said...

the place at the bottom looks nice.., the ship turned into a resto... cool! i wonder how's the food inside? yum... the thought of it makes me hungry already...^-^

Lois said...

Those lamps are awesome! I didn't recognize them until you pointed it out. I'll bet that ship makes an interesting restaurant!

Martha in PA said...

Trying one more time, different computer, trouble with comments only on your blog!

Martha in PA said...

Okay - great pics, now for my story about the Moshulu. When I was in my early 20s, dating an adventurous older man, we were in the city on Friday evening, and found the Moshulu closed for a private party (hosted by the Binswangers a prominent real estate family in Philly), some how he got was able to get us "invited" to the party and we had a fabulous time, hobknobbing with Philly's high society. Thanks for bringing back the memory!

We are headed to the city tomorrow either the Franklin Institute (Tara's choice) or Art Museum (my choice)

Malyss said...

We can feel the sea breeze in every of your beautyful pictures!