This weekend was the last weekend for the Narnia exhibit at the Franklin Institute, so we woke up early and headed out to Philadelphia. I would have loved to take pictures of the exhibit - there was knitwear, even! They had many original costumes on display, including the Ice Queen's gown and the sweaters the children were wearing. I have to admit that I teared up in the beginning of the exhibit, because they had a real-life historical section about the children who were sent out of London during the Blitz. Do you know they managed to move over a million children out of London in just three days? My grandmother and her older sister were two of these children, and this really hit home.
After seeing this exhibit, checking out the Amazing Machines exhibit (I think maybe I had more fun than Willow here) and then an IMAX movie called Grand Canyon Adventure about the Grand Canyon and water conservation, we headed out into the city to find something to eat and walk around.
I was entranced by the Swann Fountain in the middle of Logan Square - I had never seen it up close before and it was beautiful.
The four figures are supposed to be Native American river god representations of the three main rivers in the area, and I have to say, they are rather comely:
Wissahickon Girl's backside
and her front!
Here's a picture of me and Willow:
And a self-portrait of me:
Who says I never give you anything?!!?