Monday, May 14, 2007

STL CDPB Visits Philadelphia

Strangetastes and family are gathered in Philadelphia for the graduation of a very talented niece from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Philly is an interesting and fun city. On Sunday night we all dined at Morimoto, the restaurant of the Iron Chef. Sublime food served in a room somewhere between a space capsule and a seashell. This the the view from the bar, overlooking the dining room.

Twenty paces east down Chestnut Street is a parking lot with this grand mural. The lower parts are all made of ceramic tile inlay. You might be able to read the quotation on the lower right by Abrahan Lincoln if you click the picture to enlarge it.

Walking around town this afternoon, we stopped by Reading Terminal Market, full of interesting things to eat, drink, read and watch.

Toynbee tile supplemental report: as expected, Philadelphia is full of the mysterious street sayings. They are much different from the ones in St. Louis. Almost all I saw were post-card size, black and white. Although they had about the same basic words, the small extra text was different. Maybe I can get a sampler done on the plane home tonight.

TOMORROW: not sure yet. Check back on Tuesday.


Janet said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. Great photos.

yournotalone said...

That cafe looks amazing:) Thank sfor the photos

pusa said...

nice view from there and great framing i love the colors in your pictures

Carlos Lorenzo said...

The futuristic restaurant as seen from this angle does give the a remarkable scifi effect. It really struck me in a pleasant way, the colors, and framing. Wonderful shot. The mural, what can I say, it is difficult to make something better than this image on a wall. With the cars as reference we get a pretty good idea. And neons, I love them.