With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Sunday in the City

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunday in the City

We spent this afternoon in Philadelphia visiting the Rodin Museum as a part of the many summer assignments required by Abbey's AP art. School begins September 8th and she had to complete 12 art works before classes begin as well as visit a museum and write a report.

The weather was perfect and we enjoyed being together.
We did not see The Thinker as the building front is being renovated and that piece is being housed elsewhere until it can be moved back to it's position.
(Over twenty casts of the sculpture are in museums around the world)
The Thinker

The Thinker, Conceived 1880 (enlarged 1902-4); cast 1925
Auguste Rodin, French
Bronze
79 x 51 1/4 x 55 1/4 inches (200.7 x 130.2 x 140.3 cm)
Bequest of Jules E. Mastbaum, 1929
F1929-7-123

The Thinker (French: Le Penseur) is a bronze and marble sculpture by Auguste Rodin held in the Musée Rodin in Paris, France. It depicts a man in sober meditation battling with a powerful internal struggle.[1] It is often used to represent philosophy.
(from Wikipedia)

A bust of Victor Hugo
Abbey contemplating something...
probably the fact that she'd rather not go to work tonight :(
Driving about the city we saw William Penn on top of City Hall.
A closer view of the beautiful architecture.
I packed a picnic lunch and on the way home we stopped to eat at
Cooper River Park
beautiful and relaxing

5 comments:

Mildred said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day to be out and about. These are places I've never been to so it was fun to enjoy them through your photos. That's a picture perfect place for a picnic.

The Watts Family said...

Wow what a nice trip into the city! ~Thanks for sharing all those pictures! The Architecture is amazing!~Blessings Heather ;D

Miss Jen said...

Gorgeous!!!
Looks like you had a fabulous day,
Mrs.H! Thanks so much for sharing!!
Your peach cobbler looks scrumptious too.

Love~ Miss Jen

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Looks like a great day. Haven't been to Philly in years. Need to take a trip south soon!! Enjoy!

Snippety Gibbet said...

AP Art. Go ahead, Abbey!!!

I got a giggle out of the comment you left on my blog. jan

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