Daily Commute, Continued

Continued from part 1
Some more shots from the second leg of my walk to work...

I call this first one Hipsters Are Bad for Business. Just kidding hipsters.

I'm very thankful for our forefathers' impracticality in building, all the extra detail and decoration give a lot of personality to the structure itself, which ends up adding to the personality of the city as a whole.

Rodin's The Thinker gets a super close-up. I went to his museum a few weeks ago and was taken aback by the depth and volume of naked old men (Balzac in particular) sculptures. This is not an artist who shied away from the realities of the human form. Definitely worth a visit, though.

The Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul has always been one of my favorite Philadelphia buildings, although it is tucked away along the Ben Franklin Parkway. The contrast of the oxidized dome and sculptures with the dark rich stone exterior is striking.

Rising up in the background is the soon to be completed Comcast Center, which will be the tallest building in the Philly skyline. The tower will feature waterless urinals and other energy efficient design aspects. Well done.

There it is! Now that it is getting cold, I've been taking the subway more often, and everyone knows nothing could possibly make that experience more interesting.

No comments: