Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sundays in My City - Art of the Brick

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With Tara working this summer and her active social life with friends, it has been difficult for us to find time for adventures. A couple weeks ago, we both had the same day off and we wanted to do something together. Two things came to mind; The Adventure Aquarium in Camden (I bought an Annual pass in June, and Tara has never been) or The Franklin Institute in Philly, specifically to see The Art of the Brick exhibit. 
We choose The Art of the Brick, the amazing Lego creations of Nathan Sawaya.
We ventured out on a beautiful, not too hot day. Arriving in Philly, my plan was immediately altered when the parking at the FI, and we had to find alternate parking. (I am one of those people who fears parallel parking, and will pay just about anything in a parking lot/garage because of that limitation!) We found parking about 4 blocks away. (I love the graphics available in Snapchat!)
Ben was there to greet us!
Here is my Flickr album with all the photos I took., I will share just a few.
Most were shot with my Galaxy S4, it was just easier than using the DSLR, There were many children and I needed to be quick with the shutter.!
Dum Dum, I want Gum Gum (reference to Night at the Museum)

Of course there had to be a Liberty Bell in Philly!

Creepy but cool!


This display recreated elements from several paintings around the room.

Tara and I both really enjoyed our day. We also took in the Ghengis Khan exhibit, I will save that for another day. 
Stop by and visit Claudya and Sundays in my City.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Hello Old Friend

I have been gone from blogging so long, I just can't cut the ties with either of my blogs though, so I faithfully pay for my hosting every month and my blogs sit dormant!

I am going to try and start posting my photography more often. I have joined a local photography group on Facebook and hopefully that will reenergize my photograpy! Fall is coming too and that always helps!

Here are a couple I took of Jack when he was enjoying a little bit of outside time with me this week!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Project 365 - Day 23 - Picking up a good book

I rarely read a book, something I had always loved to do. Seems like in the last 18 yrs since I became a mom there was never enough uninterrupted time to get lost in the pages. Reading in bed... well that is just a sure way for me to fall asleep. Tara is gone from home much more than she is here these days with a new job and a boy! Maybe it is time for me to start doing things that I enjoy!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Project 365 - Day 19 - John Wanamaker

John Wanamaker; merchant, religious leader, civil and political figure. Life long Philadelphian. Wanamaker's store in Philly is now home to Macy's . This statue is right outside City Hall. "Keep up the old standards and day by day raise them higher"