Longwood Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

What architect so noble…as he who, with far-reaching conception of beauty, in designing power, sketches the outlines, writes the colors, becomes the builder and directs the shadows of a picture so great that Nature shall be employed upon it for generations, before the work he arranged for her shall realize his intentions. – Frederick Law … Continue reading

The Please Touch Museum
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The Please Touch Museum

We decided we wanted to move to the “big city” to raise our family so we could embrace the opportunities that city life holds.  The Please Touch Museum is a perfect example of a great kids space that we are lucky enough to have access to.   Located in the historic Memorial Hall building from … Continue reading

The Rodin Museum
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The Rodin Museum

This weekend we went to the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia.  It holds a beautiful collection of the French master sculptor Auguste Rodin’s work.  He has always been a favorite of mine; even if the choices in his personal life were not something to esteem.  (I highly recommend the French movie Camille Claudel.  It offers a good look at Rodin, … Continue reading

Winter at the Zoo
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Winter at the Zoo

My son and I went to the Philadelphia Zoo yesterday.  There were only a few people there and it felt like we had the whole place to ourselves.  People forget about the zoo in the winter, but it is one of my favorite times to go.  There are never crowds and the animals are generally … Continue reading