on October 8, 2010
I wanted to go to the Philadelphia museum of art, not to see the huge treasures and great paintings but to run up the steps like Rocky. The museum houses many interesting pieces of art and sculpture such as Picasso and holds several expeditions each year. The museum staff are friendly and helpful and you can spend a lot of time in there. Also the museum houses encyclopedic holdings of costume and textiles, as well as prints, drawings, and photographs that are displayed in rotation for reasons of preservation. There is a great amount of american history to be viewed in this museum, however this is not the main reason people who come to Phili want to come here.The Rocky films famously showed Sylvester Stallone running up the large steps to the front of the museum and this has created a great tradition. All the people you see day and night are running up the steps, from little kids to old age pensioners. I have to admit its a great sight to see and i did it myself, it is exhausting, but i got it all on camera.The museum is behind the university of which there is buses to. I would recommend if youre coming by public transport to take a bus to leave you at the university grounds and walk the remainder. Prices of tickets cost about $1.50 so its quite economical. Now for the not so good news the area is choc a bloc with traffic as its at a big roundabout and its not possible to stop when get outside the museum. Staying in the city centre can be quite expensive but as its a big city there are lots of options. Check the hotel websites for deals.As for snacks and food id leave that to outside the area. I recommend going to South Street and eating a Phili cheese steak because believe me theres nothing quite like it. Also the food is quite reasonably priced.I enjoyed the museum but mainly i went there just for the experience of running up the steps, but a lot of people do. There is a golden statue of Rocky. I went there at night and it was just as crazy as peak hour traffic, lots of skateboarders and joggers.I would highly recommend a visit here.
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