May 4 2017

Rodin Museum


2151 Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Intimate is the word for this little heaven. Just like his sculptures. I’ve been his fan since primary school time, when the private art teacher showed me a book titled 罗丹艺术论 (Art Theory of Rodin). I did’t understand the theory any better than neuroscience or rocket science but falling in love with his arts, rather erotic sculptures. My appreciation was genuine, not because of his book/arts was taboo at the time. Visiting his museums @ Stanford (it houses the largest collection of his, outside of Paris), and Met in New York (which has many exquisite pieces) and Paris has always been the highlight of my trips. The Philly’s although is small but gives you a different experience: intimacy. And I would vote the bathroom there is the best in the world.

The front of the building is adorned by The Gates of Hell. It’s dark and hellish. A skinny black gentleman said to me, “I don’t know what Mr. Rodin was thinking” as he was sweeping the floor.

亲密 (Intimate) 是描述这个小天堂的词. 就像他的雕塑. 自从小学时小安阿姨给我看了一本名为罗丹艺术论的书,俺就变成了他的粉丝. 虽然我不太明白那本艺术论 – 对我来说好象是火箭科学,但却喜爱上他的艺术,erotic 雕塑. 我的赞赏并不是因为他的书/艺术当时是禁忌的. 参观他的博物馆@斯坦福(它拥有他在巴黎以外的最大的收藏)和纽约的大都会 (有许多他的精品),巴黎一直是我旅行的亮点. 费城虽然很小但给你一个不同的体验:亲密。 另外那里的厕所是世界上最好的.

Suggested contribution is $10. If you plan to visit Philadelphia Museum of Art, then do purchase the combo which is $20. Street parking: a quarter gets you 10 min of time. Web site

   

 


May 4 2017

Temple University women rowing team

The Temple girls are out practicing rowing (crew is for men …) in Schuylkill River, Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The neighborhood is called Strawberry Mansion.

    

A family …

 

 


May 3 2017

Longwood Gardens


Longwood Road,
Kennett Square, PA 19348

It is nice; cost $23, on par with Huntington and NY Botanical Garden. Wiki. The map of the Gardens (PDF). 240,000 tulips is being advertised but the ticketing agent over the phone said, the tulips are pretty much over: not too cool.

  

The surprise is the poppy – the flowers are very pretty.

  • Flower Garden Walk
  • Peirce’s Woods
  • Exhibition Hall
  • Idea Garden
  • Hillside Garden
  • Meadow Garden
  • Orangery
  • Wisteria
  • Foxglove
  • Rose-grape

 


May 3 2017

Nais Cuisine


13 W Benedict Ave
Havertown, PA 19083
(610) 789-5983

This little French restaurant is pretty popular with locals. However, it’s closing down in two weeks. The owner is an elderly Vietnamese lady who said this has becoming too much for her. None of her family members, although help her to run but is not interested to continue.


A church in town

BYOB is encouraged and they don’t charge corkage fee. Many dinners bring multiple bottles.

The rack of lamb is good, so is the grapefruit salad. The warm bread is really good. The black ravioli sauce is interesting, I finished it with the last piece of bread.

       


May 2 2017

Coney Island, Philadelphia, Princeton & New York

My gf came to visit. We stopped at Coney Island on our way from JFK to Philadelphia, to avoid evening rush hour traffic. The weather has been great for us for the time period. Although we were a little late but we caught the last ray – IF I were ready for her fight DL 3990 that came in 30 min earlier, we could have had better day light for pictures.

Longwood Gardens, Rodin Museum, then a pit stop at Princeton on the way home.

Tulips on  W 72nd Street.

 


May 9 2016

Beach Road

A new home by Agate/Rose Garden  is being built. great neck house

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May 8 2015

Double Tree

Philadelphia & DC
My review on trip advisor.

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May 8 2015

South Philadelphia Sports Complex

Mets lost to Phillies 3-1
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May 8 2015

Lo Spiedo at Navy Yard

at Philadelphia. Cool and casual.
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May 8 2015

Philadelphia & DC

I did taping first then we headed out to the South Sports Complex.