My contribution to Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge. If you are interested, you can visit my trips to England and Switzerland.
In the winter bats hibernate in the cave in large numbers. In April when we visited Penn’s Cave they were all gone – all except one 🙂 The tiny guy was hanging from the ceiling, still deeply asleep. The guide pointed him out briefly, but did not want to disturb him unnecessarily. The cave is … More Penn’s Cave II
Penn’s Cave claim to fame comes from an old and very well known story of tragic love of a Seneca Indian girl Nita-Nee and her sweetheart, the French trapper Malachi Boyer. They were forbidden to marry so they decided to run away together. Unfortunately, they were captured and Malachi was thrown into the Penn’s Cave … More Penn’s Cave
Part of the arrangement at Wheatland, President James Buchanan’s mansion, this teapot caught my attention because of its vivid color. This may not be the actual one used by the President and his wife, but it fist the period. I visited Wheatland a couple of weeks ago and had a tour around the house. During … More Blue Teapot Composition
Shofuso Japanese Garden seems to be a part of the house that is simply outside 😉 It was redesigned in 1958 by Tansai Sano to complement the House, in the style of the 17th century viewing garden. The same feeling of quietness and tranquility enters the mind as soon as one steps out of the … More Shofuso Japanese Garden
Shofuso Japanese House is a traditional 17th century home that reflects the tradition and history of Japanese culture in Philadelphia. Shofuso was designed by Junzo Yoshimura in 1953 to be a part of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC. The house was built in Nagoya, Japan using traditional materials and techniques. … More Shofuso Japanese House
If you step into Macy’s department store in Philadelphia, you will have a big surprise waiting for you. One whole wall of the 7-story court is occupied with the largest pipe organ in the world. Known as the Wanamaker Organ, it is played at least twice a day from Monday to Saturday, with many additional … More Surprise Organ Music at Macy’s / WPC