on January 20, 2006
I have been to many art museums in the U.S. and Europe, and the PMA ranks among the best. The building itself is quite majestic, rising over the city on what was the highest point of the city. They have an incredible collection of Impressionist paintings, as well as the Dutch masters and medieval art. An interesting section of the museum takes the visitor on a journey through an historical site in Thailand, Syria, Japan, and medieval England. Don't forget to take a little time to walk down the hill in the back to peruse the old Philadelphia Waterworks. Its rotunda at the end of the buildings was the most painted site in the country in the late 19th century.
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