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Rocky Statue : Everybody comes to see Rocky and get their picture taken...daytime and nighttime..it never stops...as I sit here on the 14th floor overlooking the Art Museum I allmost allways see someone running the steps...just like Rocky did...

Rocky Statue

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Everybody comes to see Rocky and get their picture taken...daytime and ...

Updated: Jan 21, 2015 2:34pm PST

Joan of Arc statue in Philly, PA : Joan of Arc makes dazzling return to Kelly Drive

By Stephan Salisbury
Inquirer Culture Writer

At 11:05 this morning, a small group of people standing near 25th Street and Kelly Drive, began to beam.

"Is it done?" wondered Margot Berg.

"Yeah," responded Kate Brockman.

"Should we shout, 'Vive la France'?" Berg joked.

They both looked up at the now-dazzling gold of a completely regilded, repaired and reinstalled Joan of Arc sculpture, finally back home after a nearly a nine-month stint in rehab.

Joan, in her shimmering solar state, is something you notice.

Drivers passing the flatbed truck and cranes that nudged the two-to-three-ton piece back onto its pedestal honked their horns.

A group in a car headed up Kelly Drive cheered.

Residents of the Philadelphian condo building gazed down at the workers and sculpture with obvious pleasure - they once can again tell their visitors to "turn at Joan of Arc."

Adam Jenkins, a conservator with Milner & Carr Conservation L.L. P, the firm that regilded and repaired the city-owned sculpture, said reinstallation went without a hitch.

Berg, head of the city's public art program, said Joan looked terrific.

"She's in spectacular shape, so dramatic," Berg said, gazing up at the shimmering golden image of Joan bearing a standard and battle flag on horseback.

At 4 p.m. Thursday, the sculpture - created by French artist Emmanuel Frémiet and bestowed on Philadelphia by French residents here in 1890 - will be rededicated at a ceremony attended by Mayor Nutter and members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the French Heritage Society, among others.

The society, which was instrumental in bringing the piece here in the first place, raised $15,000 toward the conservation project. The city provided another $50,000.

Joan of Arc statue in Philly, PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Joan of Arc makes dazzling return to Kelly Drive By Stephan Salisbu ...

Updated: Jan 09, 2015 4:04pm PST

Kimmel Center Views : The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts venue located on Broad Street, along the stretch known as the "Avenue of the Arts", in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is owned and operated by Kimmel Center, Inc., an organization which also manages the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. The center is named after philanthropist Sidney Kimmel.
The Center is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America's Big Five symphony orchestras and regarded as one of the best in the world.

Kimmel Center Views

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts is a large performing arts v ...

Updated: Dec 04, 2014 11:31am PST

Columbus Day Parade in Philadelphia 2011 : This annual parade celebrates the voyage of Christopher Columbus and his arrival in the New World. The parade is open to all bands.  Legendary entertainer Joe Piscopo was the Grand Marshall of the 2011 Philadelphia Columbus Day Parade on Sunday .. The parade runs from Broad and Washington streets to Broad Street and Oregon Avenue. The parade route is one and a half miles long and takes about two hours to complete. The number of spectators ranges from 30,000 to 60,000.

Columbus Day Parade in Philadelphia 2011

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

This annual parade celebrates the voyage of Christopher Columbus and h ...

Updated: Dec 02, 2014 6:16am PST

City Hall in Philly , PA : Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest, tallest and most expensive of all city halls in the United States.

City Hall in Philly , PA

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

Philadelphia's City Hall is the largest, tallest and most expensive of ...

Updated: Dec 01, 2014 3:56pm PST

St. Patty's Day Parade in Philadelphia, PA 2011 : The Irish in Philadelphia first celebrated St. Patrick's Day 1771, five years before the Declaration of Independence was signed! The first documented St. Patrick's Day Celebration Parade in Philadelphia was held in 1771, celebrating over 240 continuous years of celebrations. This parade is the 2nd oldest Parade in the Country, topped only by the New York City Parade which started in 1766. The Philadelphia St Patrick’s Day Parade, which is hosted by the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association, was incorporated as a non profit organization in 1952.
 
Each year the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association hosts the parade on the Sunday prior to St. Patrick's Day unless March 17th falls on Sunday. When March 17th falls on a Sunday, the parade is held on March 17th, St. Patrick's Feast Day.
 
Throughout the years this celebration has honored this religious and cultural celebration. Thousands of marchers and spectators in their green bedecked finery, the bands and floats, the flags and music highlight one of the grandest parades in a city that loves parades.

St. Patty's Day Parade in Philadelphi...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

The Irish in Philadelphia first celebrated St. Patrick's Day 1771, fiv ...

Updated: Nov 29, 2014 4:17pm PST

Philadelphia : It's name meaning the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia was essential to the formative years of the United States. It continues to serve as a vibrant center of religious and social freedom, these qualities deeply rooted in the founders’ strong beliefs in tolerance. Philadelphia served as the permanent home to significant historical figures such as Benjamin Franklin and the financiers of the American Revolution.

Philadelphia

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

It's name meaning the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia was essenti ...

Updated: Nov 29, 2014 10:55am PST

Budweiser Clydesdale Team at Made In America Concert : This weekend, the Ben Franklin Parkway  came alive with the Budweiser Made in America Festival, featuring Jay-Z  and a ton of other well-known musicians and bands. As part of the leadup to that event, the famous Budweiser Clydesdales  paraded through Fairmount and stopped at 13 different bars on the way.

Budweiser Clydesdale Team at Made In ...

Alice Gipson (alicegipsonphotographs)

This weekend, the Ben Franklin Parkway came alive with the Budweiser ...

Updated: Nov 27, 2014 4:22pm PST