Monday, August 17, 2009

Please Touch Me?


This is Memorial Hall which is now home to the Please Touch Me Museum. I really like the look of the building, but have no interest in the museum.(It looks like a great place for kids though) It's located on the other side of the Schuylkill River ("SKOO-kull") from where I took the other Fairmont Park pictures. This is a really great park.
Last week my world was New York this week it's Philadelphia, it's nice being in the middle.
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39 comments:

Thom said...

How cool. What a great way to educate kids. Excellent and the photos are awesome as usual :) Very good looking museum. :)

Vogon Poet said...

I like photographing statues and monuments, so appreciate greatly how you do this. Didn't know of this museum, following the link I understand that it must be great for kids. When my son was younger we saw something alike at La Villette, in Paris. But it was time ago. You live in a great zone for museums!

Lois said...

Well the building is very impressive! I bet it is a great place to take kids.

Carver said...

Great photographs of a beautiful place. I love the idea of a please touch me museum.

m_m said...

Interesting building! And intriguing name for a museum:)

cieldequimper said...

This grand building reminds me of XIXth century buildings over here. They are usually museums too. I really like this one! ;-)

Ebie said...

My main blog is here.
Hi James, I really love your style of photography. The details and the depth are precise and beautiful! Great composition!

Martha in PA said...

It is an awesome building. The photos are great! I can't wait until fall so we can really explore Fairmount Park!

Check out Rebekkah's post to see what goes on in side.... Pleas Touch Museum

Tranquility said...

That is a very pretty building and I would love to explore the museum! Any museum that invites you to touch the displays sounds like a fun place to me!

Gaelyn said...

It is an interesting looking building. But I'd definately want to go inside and touch everything I could. Guess that's just the kid in me.

Denise said...

Wonderful building, great looking statues.

ewok1993 said...

beautiful building. i bet it has lots of good thing to touch inside :)

happy new week.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable idea and your first shot is fabulous!I would like to visit this museum!The sculptures are amazing.
Could you touch it?I think it was not allowed!!! :)
Léia

Ishtar said...

That first picture with the post title were perfect together!

Martha Z said...

It is a very interesting building. It would be fun to visit inside with kids.

Yoork said...

That horse does not want to be touched!

Sistertex said...

Hi James,
Love the Please Touch Me Museum, perfect for kids you are right.

Thank you very much for explaining the awards. I wanted to make one with a Greyhound and once I get it done, I don't know how to 'start' it...or award it. From your note it sounds like I put it on my page and then send folks I want to give it to, over to my page to pick it up and post it on theirs...correct?

I appreciate it, I am learning!

Again, very nice post today.

Sistertex said...

Hi James,
Thank you for coming over to answer my questions on my blog. Appreciate that. I made the BlogBlast for Peace with Photoshop and will go that way in making it. I will give it a go, thanks so much for helping me out,you are a very nice person! I suppose people put 'stipulations' on the award in order to get it spread around some.

Thanks again, James.

Snap said...

Great building and I bet it is a great place for kids. Nice park, too. You are in a great place for seeing all the cool things on the east coast. Not far from anyplace!

SandyCarlson said...

That looks like an incredible place!

Ai Shiang said...

Please touch me? That's a funny name. I thought what sort of porn do they have inside? Hahah! Just kidding.

It looks like a Taj Mahal from the outside.

Jacob said...

This is quite a building for sure! I've never heard of this museum, but "Please touch me" is certainly a different approach than most museums which stress "Please don't touch anything."

Terrific photos, James, with great interest a color.

Swarna said...

If you had not helped with the pronounciation, I'd have continued to twist my tongue indefinitely! Why that I am glad about the museum's name - assuming, of course that the visitors are uniformly well-behaved citizens :)

Sistertex said...

Hi James,
You have an award waiting for you at http://spacialpeepol.blogspot.com/2009/08/smiling-greyhound-award.html

:)
Thanks for your help, James.

Sally in WA said...

I do like the building. And the angle of the first pic...it's like he's reaching out to touch the horse.

Hilda said...

The building and sculptures are magnificent! I think I would enjoy the museum too — I'm just a big kid after all ;)

Elisabeth's bright side said...

Wonderful building, and pictures of course. I think I would have looked inside too. When children have a great time there it must be a good place to be.

Arija said...

I'm with you, it is a really beautiful building, so very 'Philadelphia'.

Olivier said...

j'aime beaucoup l'angle de la première photo, superbe

Irene Toh said...

Majestic building..

Indrani said...

Interesting name for the building. Lucky you are able to see both.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

There aren't many spots in the USA that remind one of Europe. This is one of those spots! That horse looks POWERFUL!

Nick said...

Nice photos! PTM also has Grown Up tours based around the history of the building. I learned a lot I never knew about Philadelphia and the World's Fair in 1876 which Memorial Hall was built for. Very beautiful inside!!

Ken Mac said...

high drama!

chrome3d said...

Museum in Philadelphia, big stairs and you have no interest in the museum. I´m sorry but this is a Rocky-moment!

koala said...

The first photo corresponds so well with the name of the museum I thought it's just your idea for a title.

Lawstude said...

very beautiful structure. i love it.

Life with Kaishon said...

Do you have grandchildren James? If so, they would LOVE this place! Kaish and Naji couldn't get enough!

MY HOMESTAY said...

Hi James..me Deen from Golden Sand, Malaysia. Wow..what a great photos. Interesting. I am amateur artist from Kelantan, Malaysia. Hope we can share something and know each other. Greeting from Malaysia.

Deen