Sunday, May 27, 2012

New Sights Downtown

 After hitting the Y yesterday morning, we made a beeline for my boss’ house in Spring Garden to pick up some hand-me-downs.  With the new Barnes museum opening up to the public the same day and just four blocks away, I couldn’t resist dragging the kids along.
It was an easy downhill walk from Spring Garden Street to Callowhill Street and the new Barnes.  Free tickets were all given out so we couldn’t go inside, but we snapped a few photos around the exterior.  Nice building, with some great photo opps, although I missed where the “front door” was so it’s a negative for me when you can't figure out where the main entrance and photo opp are.

From there, we decided to check out the new Sister Cities Park, just outside Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.  A fun and calming patch of grass, walkways, and a splashy area with rocks to climb on.  Two thumbs up from my junior explorers, who enjoyed meandering around. 

We concluded our foray on the Parkway by hitting the Free Library.  We quickly scored a combined 14 books and happily lugged them up the hill back to our car, and were home well before lunchtime.  Nothing like having a Saturday afternoon ahead with nothing to do except look at new books.

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