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
It would be my contribution to Norm’s Thursday Doors – March 31, 2016., but alas, I was too late.
I found curious and exotic shops in Philly. I was looking for the oldest street in town and came across these already closed shops. Who knows what I would see inside had they been open… Alas I had to satisfy myself with the street view, but I wasn’t disappointed 🙂 There is a definite, almost … More Philadelphia – Lamps