Posted by: Waheeda Harris | March 28, 2013

Trad & mod in one space

I love seeing the mix of traditional and modern art in the same area – whether its in a home or on the street.

Philadelphia - City Hall

Philadelphia supplied many art moments for me, including walking around City Hall. In the shadow of such a uniquely traditional and ornate building, I was happy to see so much contemporary art, boldly contrasting against the same sky.

And not only was the art modern, it was playful – chess pieces and domino pieces littered the square, directly behind a bronze statue of former Mayor Frank Rizzo.

And as I kept looking around, and saw an interpretation of favourite son Benjamin Franklin, I realized there was a snapshot of the city’s history, in less than a block:

Philadelphia - Franklin sculpture

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